The main tourist destination in Myanmar is BAGAN which was once the seat of the first Myanmar Empire; and now, well known as one of the richest archaeological sites in South-East Asia.
Situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, over 2000 Pagodas and Temples mostly of the 11th-13th Centuries AD are the wonders of the world.
Hsinbyume or Myatheindan Pagoda -Three years before King Bagyidaw succeeded to the throne, he built this Pagoda in 1816, in memory of his senior wife the Hsinbyume Princess. As a representation of the Sulamani Pagoda and in accordance to the Buddhist cosmology, the Pagoda stands atop Mount Meru.
Mingun Bell king Bodawpaya dedicated a big bronze bell near the Mingun Zaydi (Pagoda) at Mingun on the west bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, facing Mandalay. The bell is unique for its weight of 55555 viss, claiming the title of being the world's biggest ringing bell.
The Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan, well known as Me Nu Oak-kyaung (Brick Monastery), was built in 1818 by Nanmadaw Me Nu, Chief Queen of King Bagyidaw, for the royal abbot (Nyaunggan Sayardaw), then offered to the venerable abbot, U Bok.
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda lies in Mingun, Sagaing Region. It is one of the famous monuments in Myanmar. It was one of the big fours built by King Bodawpaya around the place. It was built around 1791 AD.
Sagaing Hill, This hill has numerous pagodas and meditation centers. The Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda is located on the top of southern most Sagaing Hill.