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Sagaing is an important religious and monastic center of Myanmar with lots of Buddhist monasteries and a monastic hospital. This city was the capital of the short-lived Sagaing Kingdom (1315–1364), one of the minor kingdoms that thrived after the fall of Bagan. During the Ava period (1364–1555), it belonged to the crown prince or senior princes. Sagaing briefly became the royal capital between 1760 and 1763 in the reign of King Naungdawgyi.
1. What to see
It's worth climbing Sagaing Hill to visit the central building, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda to enjoy a picturesque panorama of the entire area. Visitors can spot hundreds of pagodas and monasteries occupying the numerous hills along the ridge running parallel to the river. Sights of Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda include a golden stupa and a large image of Buddha.