Situated along the sprawling Ayeyarwady river, Sagaing is home to a vast number of pagodas along the hill itself. My favorite is the U mhin thonze, inside of which are some golden sitting buddhas. From Mandalay, we traveled a little more than an hour in a chartered van. We had a picture taking session at the river overlooking the hill dotted by pagodas. It was just a turn- off for me to see garbage around the foot of the river and even where we stood --- all captured by the camera. People in myanmar are less-disciplined when it comes to hygiene!