Mandalay Hill

To the northeast of the virtually flat Mandalay, there is an 800-foot (243-m) high Mandalay Hill. Atop the hill sits Sutaungpyei Pagoda, which provides a panoramic view of Mandalay, the Ayeyarwady River, and Sagaing Hill.

From the south entrance, stairs at the base of the hill lead up a moderate incline to the top. You can also reach the pagoda by a road and an escalator on the north side, but what's the fun in that? Just before dusk, large crowds will gather to watch the sun set behind Sagaing Hill.

Central River Valley, Myanmar,
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