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The commercial town, the important trade center between India and Myanmar, Monywa is a popular pilgrimage site of Myanmar for the wondrous off limit size of Buddha Statues, incredible number of Buddhas statues complex, temple and nearby ancient troglodytes of Pho Win Hill. It is amazing place to discover.


Monywa is situated 136 km from the Mandalay and about 150 km from Bagan. The important trade Center between India and Mandalay.It is situated on the bank of the Chindwin river and it is also river port city . As a big town, it has around 300,000 population and university and important monasteries and some pagodas as other city does. The interesting places of the city are not its trade,so not city pagodas, but the amazing pagodas in its surrounding. The tallest standing Buddha (129 meters in height) in Myanmar, the pagoda complex of 90000 Buddha statues in the open air ,the Thanbuddhae temple which is quite alike with Borobudur temple in Indonesia with over 580000 Buddhas statue . Moreover,29 km to the west of Monywa ,the Phoewin hill with the troglodytes enshrining over 4000 Buddha states is also an interesting place to discover nearby Monywa.Moreover .there are some interests to discover in Monywa and in its surrounding such as village life, the vermicelli production . Thus, it is the second priority to step into after the first destination in Miramar to explore and it will be amazing.

What you should see in Monywa:
Thanbuddhae temple
Bodithahtaung pagoda
Standing Buddha
Phoe Win Hill

What you can do in Monywa:
visit vermicelli producer

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