Thakya Dita Nunnery


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

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Nearby Sagaing attractions

1. Shwezigon

0.42 MILES

This small pagoda offers nice views over the countryside.

2. Thacheiselik

0.53 MILES

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

3. Aung San Statue

0.57 MILES

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

4. Sitagu Buddhist Academy

0.69 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…

5. Tilawkaguru

0.72 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…

6. Shin Pin Nan Kain

0.78 MILES

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

7. U Min Thonze Caves

0.88 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…

8. Soon U Pon Nya Shin Paya

0.89 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…