Sagaing is the capital of Sagaing Division in Myanmar. It is located on the Ayeyarwady River, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river.Sagaing is a religious and monastic center, with numerous Buddhist monasteries. It briefly regained is position as a royal capital of Burma from 1760-1764.

The British-built a 16 span Innwa Bridge connects Sagaing with Mandalay, crossing the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. It was built in 1934.Sagaing is renowned for its silversmith works at Ywa Htaung quarters and also pottery at Nwe Nyein village.

View of Sagaing Hill from the Ayeyarwaddy River

Interesting Places in Sagaing

Sagaing Hill

This hill has numerous pagodas, monasteries and meditation centers known as a peacefule place for Buddhist studies. It is a place one can enjoy the magnificent views over Sagaing.

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Kaungmudaw Pagoda

It is one of the famous pilgrimage and tourist destinations in the Sagaing area.

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Umin Thonse` Pagoda

Umin Thonse` Pagoda is situated on Sagaing Hills. Umin Thonse' means 30 Caves Pagoda.

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Padamya Zedi Pagoda

The Padamya Zedi Pagoda dates from 1300 while the Umin Thonesè or Thirty Caves Pagoda has many Buddha images in a crescent shaped colonnade. Mural paintings can be seen in the Tilawkaguru cave temple, which was built around 1672. At the nearby village of Ywahtaung, you can see silver workers producing bowls and other silver items by traditional methods.

Sagaing Bridge

The new Sagaing Bridge is also called Yadanabon Bridge. It lies at a place, about 2000ft (610m) upstream of Inwa Bridge.

The new Sagaing Bridge or Yadanabon Bridge

Shwe Kyat Kya Pagoda

Shwe Kyat Kya Pagoda reverely situated at the side of Ayeyarwaddy river bank in Sagaing.

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Shwe Kyat Yet Pagoda

Shwe Kyat Yet Pagoda lies on Shwe Kyat Yet Hill in Sagaing Region.

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Shwe Mohtaw Pagoda

Shwe Mohtaw Pagoda is nearby Shwe Kyat Yet Pagoda and Shwe Kyat Kya Pagoda, located across the river from Sagaing.

Shwe Mohtaw Pagoda

Shin Phyu Shin Hla Pagoda

Shin Pyu Shin Hla Pagoda, 123ft (37m) in height was built by the powerful King Mani Sithu of Bagan, in AD 1095. It received its name from the fact that two images of the Buddha, called Shin Pyu and Shin Hla respectively, were interned in the pagoda by this king.

Silver Smith Workshop

Silver-ware workshop can be found on the way of Sagaing-Monywa high-way road in Ywa-Htaung village.

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Yadanar Zedi Sinmyar Shin Pagoda

Yadanar Zedi Sinmyar Shin Pagoda is situated on Shwe Bo-Monywa motor road in Sagaing.

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Htuparyon Pagoda

Htuparyon Pagoda was built by the Inwa King Narapati in 1444 AD. Located on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River to the south of Sagaing, this 90ft (27m) high Pagoda is unique because of its circular plan of a three-storey stupa.

Tilawkaguru Cave Monastery

Tilawkaguru Cave monastery is one of the monasteries on the Sagaing hillside. It was a meditation caves which was built around 1672. Bright reds, yellows, blues but especially turquoise that produced richer more vivid mural paintings still can be seen in the Tilawkaguru Meditation Caves.

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