The Pagodas of Sagaing, Mandalay
Myanmar, Mandalay

Info : The Pagodas of Sagaing

The hillsides surrounding Sagaing are strewn with hundreds of fascinating monasteries and pagodas, and you can spend a day touring a hand-picked selection of the most exquisite sights in the area. This is followed by lunch at a local restaurant (unless you are travelling by boat in which case you might return to the vessel) before embarking on an energetic trip to the Zay Cho Market.

Admire the local handicrafts and fresh produce displays spilling out onto the street, before continuing on to the Maha Myatmuni Pagoda, home to the most-loved Buddhist statue in Mandalay. The sights at the foot of Mandalay Hill might surprise you on your journey towards the top: the crisp white peaks of the Kuthodaw Pagoda, for example, containing the largest book in the world, perched upright and set in stone. Not to mention the Shwenandaw Monastery with its intricate carvings made from teak. Take some time to enjoy the sunset from the summit.

 


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We enjoyed a 3 week trip exploring both the well known places as well as the less developed areas. We also balanced the trip with a variety of walks and activities as well as time for several half day breaks to relax. The Myanmar people are incredibly friendly and welcoming. The colours of the country are outstanding, wonderful dusty landscapes with rice fields and palm trees as well as so many amazing pagodas rich in colour and symbolism. Our best parts were the less well known places but Lake Inle and Bagan are must do places and are still not overrun by tourists. Experience Travel Group tailored a trip for our needs and knew how to do so and suggest appropriate hotels and means of travel.

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