Myanmar Sagaing Division is situated in the north-west of Myanmar between Chin State on the west, Kachin State on the north-east, Shan State on the east and Magway Division and Mandalay Division on the south. It also shares border with India in the north and west. The Capital of is Sagaing. The Sagaing Myanmar major cities are Sagaing, Mingun, Monywa, Shwebo and Mogok.Five miles northwest of central Sagaing, Kaunghmudaw Paya is a vast gilded pudding of a stupa rising 150ft high. It was built in 1636 to commemorate Inwa’s re-establishment as the royal capital.
King Bodawpaya also had a big bronze bell near the Mingun Pahtodawgyi in 1808. King Bodawpaya dedicated to construct a gigantic Pagoda, a gigantic bell and a gigantic lion during his reign. But he was not able to complete the pagoda. The Mingun Bell is one of the world's largest ringing bells dated A.D 2000. It is located on the west bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, Mingun Town, Sagaing Region. The weight of the bell is 55,555 viss (90 tons) and about 13 feet tall. This number is conveniently remembered by many people in Myanmar as "Min Hpyu Hman Hman Pyaw", with the consonants representing the number 5 in Burmese astronomy and numerology.
The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is an incomplete monument stupa inMingun, approximately 10 kilometers northwest of Mandalay in Sagaing Region in central Myanmar (formerly Burma). The ruins are the remains of a massive construction project begun by King Bodawpaya in 1790 which was intentionally left unfinished. The pahtodawgyi is seen as the physical manifestations of the well known eccentricities of Bodawpaya. He set up an observation post on an island off Mingun to personally supervise the construction of the temple.
Hollow and lacking finesse, this 1811 shrine contains a ‘footprint’ of the Buddha. How can one be sure it’s real? Well, who else had feet a yard long with conch-shell toes and a floral heel? A lovably naive rank of sitting nat statues leads down to the riverbank behind.
This hill has numerous pagodas, monasteries and meditation centers known as a peacefule place for Buddhist studies. It is a place one can enjoy the magnificent views over Sagaing. Sagaing was the royal capital for only three years before nearby Inwa took over in 1764, but it remains an important spiritual town attracting many people to meditate in its monasteries. Hundreds of stupas peek out of the greenery of the hillside.