Lejunman Aung Paya


This contemporary stupa has gilt details and a white corn-cob spire.

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Nearby Sagaing attractions

1. Shin Pin Nan Kain

0.23 MILES

Shin Pin Nan Kain's brass-clad stupa sits on a hilltop that's lower than Sagaing Hill, but has even better panoramas.

2. U Min Thonze Caves

0.43 MILES

Around a 10-minute walk south of Soon U Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thonze Caves (literally '30 Caves') is a temple complex famed for its crescent-shaped…

3. Soon U Pon Nya Shin Paya

0.61 MILES

This ‘early offering shrine’ is the most important of the temples on Sagaing Hill’s southern crown and the first you’ll come to on climbing the One Lion…

4. Tilawkaguru

0.66 MILES

At the foot of the great temple-studded hills of Sagaing, you’ll find this little-visited cave monastery. Supposedly built around the 1670s, Tilawkaguru…

5. Thakya Dita Nunnery

0.97 MILES

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

6. Sitagu Buddhist Academy

0.97 MILES

Set up in 1994 to educate the brightest young monks, this academy is a major intellectual centre for Theravada Buddhism. The centrepiece is a Sanchi-style…

7. Shwe-kyet-kya


One of the best places from which to appreciate Sagaing is from across the river at this little bluff with a cascade of small stupas. It’s part of a pair,…

8. Shwezigon

1.34 MILES

This small pagoda offers nice views over the countryside.