Monywa Travel Guide

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    by WStat Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After a short ride from Monywa southwestwards one crosses the Chindwin
    River by boat. From there, after passing the S&K copper-mine, a drive of about 45 minutes leads up to a small village in the Hpo Win Hills, where the caves are situated. The caves contain Buddhist statues,
    wood carvings and murals dating to the 17th and 18th centuries
    Crowning the top of Powin hill are a complex of 3 temples curved out of volcanic rocks. One looks like a cathedral curved out of rock, while the other two are cave temples housing Buddha images in seated and reclining positions as well as wood-carvings and murals

    Pho-Win Daung caves Buddha statues Tour Guides Powindaung pagodas
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    About 20 kms southeast of Monywa the relatively new Thanboddhay-Pagoda is to be seen. It was buildt between 1939 and 1952 and resembles the outer shape of the worldfamous Borobudur-Temple.
    It contains more than half a million of Buddha-statues, pictures and stuccos and offers great photographic opportunities !
    About 4 kms distant there is the "Bodhi-Tataung", a small forest with 1000 Banyan-trees: infront of each a Buddha-statue is placed.

    Than Boddhay Thanboddhay-Pagoda Statue at the Than Boddhay Pagoda
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    A few kms from Monywa and after a 20minutes drive,famous Alantayar Pagoda can be found; it is the site of the largest reclining Buddha image in all of South East Asia. The sculpture is about 600 feet long.
    The view over the plane with its nearly hundreds of pagodas and Buddha-statues is most beautiful at sunset.

    The Reclining Buddha of Alantayar Sunset at Alantayar Pagoda Alantayar Pagoda near Monywa
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