the sitagu international buddhist academy Sagaing Hill, Myanmar (Burma) The Sitagu Association of Myanmar, headed by the venerable Thegon Sayadaw, began construction on Sitagu International Buddhist Academy in 1994 with the aim of propagating the Three-fold Saddhamma of scriptural study (pariyatti), Buddhist practice (patipatti) and realization of the Dhamma (patipvedha) in the contemporary world.
Sagaing’s status as royal capital lasted only 50 years, and while it was replaced by Inwa (or Ava) in 1364, the crown princes would still reside in Sagaing, and in the 18th century, King Naungdawgyi set up his court in Sagaing during his brief 3-year reign. Today, Sagaing is a spiritual center of Myanmar.
This long-named pagoda sits on top of the Sagaing Hill overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy River. Faithful by the Statue of Buddha It is a given that Sagaing has a lot of pagodas, but probably one of the more significant pagodas here is the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda.