Sagaing Region is located in the northwest of Myanmar and is bounded by India to the northwest, Kachin State to the northeast, Mandalay Region to the east, Magway Region to the south, and Sagaing District to the west. The region has an area of 36,527 square kilometers and a population of 4,309,000. Sagaing Region is the most densely populated region in Myanmar. The majority of the population is rural, with only 22% of the population living in urban areas. The region's capital is Sagaing. Sagaing Region is Myanmar's second-largest producer of rice, after Ayeyarwady Region. Other important crops grown in the region include wheat, maize, peanuts, sesame, pulses, and tobacco. Sagaing Region is home to many different ethnic groups, including the Bamar, Shan, Karen, Chin, Kachin, and Indian.

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Myanmar is a land of immense beauty and culture, and the Sagaing region is one of its most treasured gems. Situated along the Ayeyarwady River, Sagaing is home to numerous pagodas and monasteries, as well as a rich history dating back to the 13th century. Today, Sagaing is also known for its handicrafts, silk weaving, and pottery. Visitors can explore the many temples and markets, or take a boat ride along the river to take in the stunning scenery. With its mix of tradition and natural beauty, Sagaing is an unforgettable destination that should not be missed.

Why you should visit here?

  1. Sagaing is rich with religious sites and is known as one of the main places for meditation in Myanmar
  2. There are a number of Sagaing Hills, which are perfect for hiking or picnicking.
  3. Sagaing is home to the famous Naga Festival
  4. The region is dotted with mountains, rivers, and forests, making it a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or a chance to explore nature, Sagaing is an ideal destination.
  5. With its beautiful landscape and rich spiritual heritage, Sagaing Region is an ideal place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and connect with one's inner self.

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Nature & Environment

As any traveller knows, there is nothing quite like experiencing the natural beauty of a new place. and the Sagaing Region of Myanmar is no exception. With its lush forests, towering mountains and winding rivers, the Sagaing Region is truly a Nature-lover's paradise. In addition to its stunning scenery, the region is also home to a wealth of plant and animal life. From rare birds to mighty tigers, visitors to the Sagaing Region are sure to be amazed by the variety of wildlife on display. So whether you're looking for an adventure or simply hoping to relax in breathtaking surroundings, make sure to add the Sagaing Region of Myanmar to your list of must-see destinations.


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Best Time to Visit

November and December are perfect months to visit Sagaing, as the weather is dry and milder than other times of year. If you are planning a trip to Sagaing, be sure to keep this in mind and plan your travel accordingly. You won't regret it!

How to get there

Hemmed in by two great rivers of Myanmar, the Irrawaddy and the Chindwin, river transport is a common way to move people and cargo. Much of the inland Sagaing Region relies on roads and rail in poor condition.

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Surrounding Regions


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Kachin State is a start point (Myit-Son) of the big river Irrawaddy with its two headstreams (N'mai and Mali), the most popular ethnic festival, Manaw festival which is an annual traditional dance celebrated by Kachin people, trekking to the highest mountains cover by snow-capped, Mt Phonyin Razi and Sanctuary wildlife at the largest inland lake in Southeast, Indawgyi Lake.
Located at the sea level of 4,712 feet, Taunggyi is one of the hilly regions and home of numerous ethnics. It is the capital city of Shan State and is famous for its annual fire balloon festival which is held every November about 10 days. Possessing many scenic destinations and having cool weather make the city attractive and diverse. It is also surrounded by many spectacular destinations like Kakku, home of thousand ancient pagodas, Inlay, the region which is famous for picturesque Inle lake, its unique culture and living style, Pindaya, the countryside which is famous for its ancient limestone caves and so on. Moreover, because of colorful dwellers, not only its destination and weather but also various traditional dishes and local foods are the trademark of Taunggyi.


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Mandalay, the former royal capital of Myanmar, is located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River in central Myanmar. It is the second largest city of Myanmar and also the economic center of Myanmar. Mandalay is famous for Mandalay Palace, where evidence of the rich history can be found.