Sagaing Hill

Just across the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay, is the stupa studded Sagaing Hills, where over 6,000 monks and nuns take refuge in over 600 monasteries. Climb to one of the pagodas that rests on the hills such as the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda and get an extensive view of the lush green hills. While the Sagaing Hills is a destination hotspot, don’t miss some of the traditional stone carving and silk weaving workshops along the way from Mandalay. Stop by the workshops and witness craftsman carve a block of marble into an elaborate Buddha statue.