Sagaing lies about 20 km southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the Irrawaddy River. It was a former capital for a few years between 1760 and 1763 during the reign of King Naungdawgyi and with its many Buddhist monasteries is an important religious centre today. The numerous pagodas and monasteries crowd the surrounding hills along the ridge running parallel to the river.
Time: GMT + 6hrs 30mins
There are no direct flights from the UK to Yangon (Rangoon). The flight time is at least 14 hours.
Language: The official language is Myanmar (Burmese). English is widely spoken in major tourist destinations.
At least 6 months from the end of your trip, and with plenty of room for entry and exit stamps. A visa is required for British travellers and most nationalities.
Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory. Recommended vaccinations include diptheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, tetanus, cholera & typhoid. Malaria prophylactics recommended for some parts of Burma.