Sagaing is the capital of Sagaing Region in Myanmar. It is located on the bank of Ayeyarwady River and 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries and Pagodas in Saging Hill. So Sagaing is one of the most important religious and monastic center. Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, is connected by a set of covered staircases that run up the 240 m hill. Athinkhayar Sawyoon founded this city in Myanmar year 864. The first name of Sagaing was Zayyarpuya(Win City).Although Sagaing is the capital of Sagaing Division, all government offices was moved to Monywa in 2000.
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Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda
Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda is one of the most famous Pagodas in Sagaing and is located to the north of the city. The real name of this pagoda is Yazamanisular Kaung Hmu Daw. This pagoda is famous because of its egg-shaped design, which stands out among more traditional-style, pyramid-shaped. The Buddha’s relic chamber was enshrined inside these pagoda. King Thalun built the kaung hmu daw pagoda in 1636 and it was completed 12 years later in 1648.
Sagaing Hill is famous as the peaceful place for Buddhist studies because there are numerous pagodas, monasteries and meditation centers on the hill. You can see the magnificent views over Sagaing.
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