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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Meant to have been built in 1312, the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda is one of the older temples in Sagaing and built just before the formation of the short lived independent Kingdom of Sagaing. It sits right at the top of the 240 metre...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent a couple of hours at Sagaing Hill and a nunnery. The view was nice, but having already visited quite a few viewpoints during our Myanmar trip they were starting to look all the same. The nunnery was interesting and it was a privilege...More

1  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

I went up expecting to be excited by the views ,but in the end really was excited by the pagoda. The repeated designs are stunning and worth the climb to the top

Thank ChrisB189
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I had great fun driving up here. Beautiful views all the way up. I've never seen so many monks in my life. The temple on top is nice to explore, but the views are what make this place special. Amazing. They are currently building a...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This place is not 5 dots, it's 50! If you're in Mandalay for just one day or less, this is the place to visit. The hill opens up it's treasures already when you're crossing the bridge over the Irrawaddy river to Sagaing. Hundreds of golden...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

The pastel colored temple is not much to see, but the view of the Irawaddy River and the surrounding area around Mandalay is worth a quick drive up this hill. Be careful on a hot day, as the ground may scald your feet.

Thank Phebe H
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Sagaing hill is an elevated part, hill as its name says, south of Mandalay. It's across the Irrawaddy from the picturesque village of Innwa. The Sagaing claims to be the Buddhist spiritual center of this part of Myanmar. It has hundreds of temples, beautiful vistas,...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We visited this area while in Mandalay for 3 days---and really enjoyed driving/walking around. SO many temples and pagodas--- and great views. Well worth a half day or so.

Thank jenabaintheworld
Reviewed April 5, 2018

This area is a must see - awe inspiring. Visit Monastic school and orphanage. Meet monks and understand the teaching ob Buddhism.

Thank Min4647
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Beautiful area with numerous temples and pagodas that is well worth the trip from Mandalay. The local people are warm and welcoming and part of the fun is just walking through the villages and interacting with the residents. Beautiful pagodas with fewer tourist groups around...More

Thank dware82320
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Worth the drive up for the views alone. There are also some interesting small temples to see. On a clear day you can see for miles

Thank Seaside809117
Reviewed February 18, 2018

If you are the one who interested to see the local people's lives, it is the one you should go and see. And additionally, you will experience both the rural and nature by taking a walk or a motor bike along the step streets of...More

Thank Soe N
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