Yesagyo is the easternmost township of Magway Region. The Chindwin River and then the Irradwaddy form the eastern boundary of the township except for a small area on the eastern side of the Chindwin directly across from the town of Yesagyo, which area was formerly an island in the Chindwin. Yesagyo Township is bounded by the following townships:
The wooden Pakhangyi monastery on brick foundations was constructed by King Mindon in 1886 and restored ion 1992. In 1992 the Pakhangyi Archaeological Museum was opened there. In 1996 Burma applied for World Heritage Site status for the site.