Pray, also called Prome, is a town of Bago Region, Myanmar. The town is located on the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy River) and about 260 kilometers northwest of Yangon. Pray town is an area of about 18 square miles (47 square km) and almost circular. It was established as a transshipment point for cargo between Upper and Lower Burma in the late 19th century by the colonial government. Nowadays, the town is one of the tourist attractions in Myanmar. It is home to more than 80 gilded pagodas, especially the Shwesandaw pagoda – one of the most famous ancient pagodas. Pray town is also a good place for the purchase of products made of teak wood, cotton and silk.