Prome / Myanmar
The city of Prome (also called Pyay) is located on the east bank of the river Irawadi in Myanmar (also: Burma). The port serves as a commercial port.
From ancient times, when Prome was the capital of the Pyu kingdom, there is not much to see except parts of the city walls and stupas. The pagoda of Shwesandaw rises over the city, from here you can admire beautiful views of the city and river valley.
You should visit this pagoda. There is the possibility to ascend over countless steps or to use the elevator. The song of the temple girls will accompany you. To the east stands a huge Buddha statue, the Ten Storey Buddha. In addition, do not forget the ruin site of Sri Ksetra. You should go cross the city on your own and visit the markets.
In the surroundings: in about 2 hours one can reach the Akauk Hill, along small villages. There are one hundred Buddha statues. Thiriya-Kittiya dates back to the 5th century. Today, you can see art and sculptures here.