The U Min Thonze Pagoda is another pagoda on Sagaing Hill, next to the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda and the Sagaing Buddha Cave. The U Min Thonze Pagoda is one of the most striking complexes on the main summit of Sagaing. U Min means caves and Thonze means thirty. This pagoda consists of 45 beautiful gilt Buddha images in a crescent-shaped colonnade partially built into the side of Sagaing Hill. Each Buddha statue is unique, in different sizes and facial expressions. It was built by the revered monk Padugyi Thangayaza.
After a short walk, the pagoda is reached via a covered access that leads to the platform with the white marble floor. After visiting the colonnade, you can climb further up to the beautiful green valley and the many stupas. The view is just incredible.