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Reviewed 18 June 2019

On a really high hill, it is not as crowded as Satuang Pyei, and is cleaner. Our guide then took us to a big, working monastery and also a Convent both lower down the hill, worth a visit (not on trip advisor)

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Margot P
Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

Yet another pagoda with all that gold and being visited by the locals in the hundreds every day. Religion can be so soothing and seeing the committed Buddhists enjoying their religious places where to worship is so calming. Can't get bored seeing peace and contentment.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 11 March 2019

Covered in gold this quite an impressive pagoda on the highest hill of Sagaing (37 hills), built in the early 1300’s (so immaculate) it looks like it was built yesterday. the views made for awesome piccies.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

The temple is quite nice, nice view to the the river from the top hill. Actually in 20 minutes just visiting is enough, cleaners and not much vendors than many other places around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J6383JGmarcop
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Soon U Ponya pagoda is the most important of Sagaing. It is at the top of the hill. Umin Thonzu is just below. You can walk to it from the hill skirts. It is however, strenuous. We instead hired a car. It took us 15...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The hills of Sagaing are dotted with pagodas. Often the result of donations by a rich family or person. In case of Soon U Po Nya Shin, the benefactor was a minister Po Nya. who supposedly lived in the 14th century. The pagoda structure looks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert937
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful Pagoda located at Sagaing Hill with platform to enjoy panoramic view of Irrawaddy River and Sagaing city. We hired a taxi service via Mandalay Taxi Cab Service (available at TripAdvisor) for a day trip including this place. Hence, going uphill to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kai_Wah
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

The pagoda itself doesn’t impressed me pretty much but the location for a fantastic lookout. I just felt so different when thousands of religious monuments surround me.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Sitting atop Sagaing Hill, this substantial and highly decorated pagoda is really quite stunning. Lots of gold leaf, shrines, Buddha figures etc. Walking around the base provides stunning views across the hills and pagodas and down to the river.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The views accross the Irriwady are so amazing that the pagoda becomes secondary. The pagoda is very lovely and has interesting tiled floors.

Date of experience: October 2018
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