This gigantic stupa, originally built in 1444, is unusual for having three circular storeys each incorporating arched niches. Across the street, a garden of garish statues includes a particularly fearsome red cobra.

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1. Ava Bridge

0.52 MILES

Linking Sagaing and Amarapura are two parallel bridges, each with multiple metal-framed spans. The 16-span 1934 Ava Bridge was partly demolished in 1942…

2. Thacheiselik

0.83 MILES

Located north of the market area, this golden-domed stupa is a helpful landmark.

3. Thabyedan Fort


Directly south of, and almost abutting, the Ava Bridge (on the Mandalay side), this old British fort in a state of picturesque ruin is a good place for an…

5. Aung San Statue

1.12 MILES

This gilded statue of Aung San in army uniform surveys a busy road junction.

6. Maha Aungmye Bonzan

1.13 MILES

Built, unusually, of stucco-covered brick, this 1822 royal monastery temple is a rare survivor from the Ava era. The faded, sturdy structure looks very…

7. Thakya Dita Nunnery

1.15 MILES

This modern nunnery has a 16.5ft gilded woven-cane buddha figure in an air-conditioned glass chamber. Respectful guests are warmly welcomed.

8. Htilaingshin Paya

1.16 MILES

This whitewashed pagoda complex, topped with the occasional gold-leafed stupa, dates back to the Bagan period.