Salay is about 120km from Bagan to the south. Kyauk Padaung and Chauk are the towns on the way to Salay from Bagan. It is a day-trip from Bagan. Salay is a popular place in Myanmar because it is the historic home of the famous Salay U Ponya, a Bagan Era writer/poet whose work are well-known all over the country.
Yokesone Kyaung - It is a 130 years old monastery with lots of Myanmar handicrafts and sculptures. Therefore known as Yokesone meaning "Many figures". The jatakas (the stories of Lord Buddha) and Ramayana tales are described in wooden sculptures.