Amarapura and Sagaing

Both Amarapura, Pali for City of Immortality, and Sagaing were former capitals of Myanmar. Amarapura for three discrete periods during the Konbaung dynasty in the 18th and 19th centuries before finally supplanted by Mandalay. Sagaing was the capital of Sagaing Kingdom (1315–1364), one of the minor kingdoms that rose up after the fall of Pagan dynasty. The city briefly became the royal capital between 1760 and 1763 in the reign of King Naungdawgyi.

Get to Amarapura and Sagaing by staying in beautiful Mandalay.

Learn how to visit Myanmar yourself with our tips, costs and highlights.  Read the Myanmar Travel Guide.

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