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Sagaing Hill

Sagaing Hill in Mandalay

Sagaing Hill is located 21 km South-West of Mandalay, on the West Bank of Ayeryarwady River. Around 1315, after the fall of an independent Shah Kingdom, Sagaing became the capital. The founder's grandson, Thado Minbaya, moved his capital across the river to Inwa. For a period of four years from 1760 to 1764, Sagaing was once again the capital. Today, Sagaing is known as a meditation center. Myanmars, all over the country would visit Sagaing for the purpose of a religious retreat.
Near the Sagaing Hill are over 600 monasteries for both monks and nuns, also known for studies and meditation. This Padamyazedi dates from 1300, while the Onhmin Thonze or thirty caves pagoda has many Buddha images in a crescent shaped colonnade. In the Tilawkaguru cave temple, mural paintings can be seen which was built around 1672. And at the nearby village of Ywahtaung you can see silver workers producing bowls and other silver items by traditional methods.


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