Sagaing Travel Guide

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  • Sagaing
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  • Sagaing
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Sagaing Things to Do

  • Sagaing Hill

    Sagaing is located about 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the Ayeyaewady River. It is an important religious and monastic centre. The pagodas and monasteries crowd the numerous hills along the ridge running parallel to the river. This city was the capital of Sagaing Kingdom (1315–1364), one of the minor kingdoms that rose...

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  • Sitagu International Buddhist Academy

    This international Buddhist university is located at the foot of the Sagaing hills, about 20 km from Mandalay, a place well known for 1000 years of the pure practice of Theravada Buddhism.

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Sagaing Transportation

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    by lotharscheer Updated Jun 9, 2011

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    Pickups are leaving when full from Mandalay, 84. street near 29. street (Zegyo market) via Amarapura to Sagaing near the trainstation and market, 400 Kyat.

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Sagaing Local Customs

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    by herzog63 Written Jun 6, 2003

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    It would be good to have some smaller bills such as 100 and 200 Kyat notes for buying snacks outside the Payas. The vendors don't always have change for the big 1000 Kyat notes! Even though 1000 = a little over a US$1

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Sagaing Tourist Traps

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    by herzog63 Written Jun 6, 2003

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    Well this isn't really a tourist trap but could be considered one by some people. Outside of town before you cross the Ava Bridge there is a booth set up where all foreigners must pay US$3 to enter the Sagaing - Mingun Archaelolgical Zone. It also gains you entrance to all of the areas Temples. You must keep the ticket with you at all times. But I was never asked to see mine. It is valid for 5 days. For most people 5 days would be sufficient to see the sites that the ticket covers.

    Unique Suggestions: The Sagaing - Mingun area is quite large so it's not like it only covers a couple of small Payas.

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Sagaing Favorites

  • Local Farm

    Here is a shot of a local farm that I took just outside of Sagaing.It might be interesting to try to make a homestay at a place like this. It would be awesome to see how people go about their daily lives from dawn to dusk.

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  • More Sagaing views

    Except for the hills right around Sagaing the area is quite flat. The trees that you can see at the bottom of my photo had a lot of squirells in them. They would stay still for me to take a photo as there were a couple of dogs on the ground barking at them.

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  • Very long covered walkway

    This covered walkway went a lot further than my photo shows. For those long barefooted walks these cavered walkways sure are a lifesaver. I wondered how long the tradition has been going with the covered walkways because all of the walkways that I saw were covered in tin. And Tin sheeting hasn't been around for hundreds of years!

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