Destinations

monywa-01About 136 km to the northwest of Mandalay is the town of Monywa, the commercial centre of India border trade. Bodhi-ta-taung (one thousand Bo trees) and the biggest reclining Buddha image, Moe Hnyin Thanbuddae Pagoda, Po-win Taung Hills and Kyaukkar village noted for lacquerware, are some of the interesting places to visit.

Moe Hnyin Thanbuddae temple where 555,555 Buddha images are housed.

On the other side of Chindwin River, a famous place known as Pho Win Mountain cave where contain Buddhist statues and murals dating to the 17th and 18th centuries. Most exhibit the Inwa style, though some may date as far back as the 14th to16th centuries.

monywa-02A covered stairway climbs a hill to the main cave shrine, but there are dozens of large and small caves in the area filled with old Buddha images. There are over 400,000 images in there and other nearby caves. Shwe Ba Hill, just beyond Pho Win Hill, features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with plain Buddha images.

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