Sagaing Hill is regarded as the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar. The hills and valleys are scattered with over 600 monasteries, temples, stupas and caves dedicated to Buddhism and it is home to over 5000 monks. (In 1988, Sagaing was the site of demonstrations which resulted in the massacre of around 300 civilians)
We visited the 14th century Sun-U-Ponnya-Shin Pagoda on the hilltop connected by a set of covered staircases that run up the 240 m hill. We then visited a nunnery.