-After breakfast at hotel, drive to Monywa (about 8:00 am in the morning) is a provincial city in central Myanmar, 136 km north-west of Mandalay. It serves as a major trading center for India and Burma through Kalay Myo road and Chindwin River. Start exploration in the local market of Monywa where typical Burmese are coming here to sell their products, foods, fruits and meats by boats crossing the river. You might get friendly with these smiling local people and familiar with Monywa.
- Visit to Thanboddhay Pagoda, its modern architecture is unique and the most revered pagoda among Buddhists. There are many different Buddha images, row upon row in ascending tiers in niches along the walls with an amazing total number of 582. 257! Most of the pagodas in Myanmar guarded by lions’ statues, unlikely this pagoda is guarded by statues of a pair of magnificent white elephants which are sacred and auspicious in Buddhist symbolism. Continue your visit to the nearby Bodhi Tataung (1000 Bodhi trees: under each tree one Seated-Buddha image is placed), the most impressive Standing Buddha Image (130 meters) which has been recognized as the world tallest one.
Continue driving to the famous caves of Po Win Daung, 25 kilometers west of Monywa. Watch sandstone caves which contain many carved Buddha images and well preserved mural paintings of Nyaungyan period in 17-18 centuries. Some caves have beautiful exterior decorations with mythical features such giant, angles and animals. It has to be popular pilgrimage site among the local visitors.
-Finish your tour with the 46 caves of Shwe Ba Taung cut vertically down into the sandstone are believed to have been cut out at the same time of Po Win Daung images. They enshrine larger Buddha images standing or sitting positions with entrances built up during the colonial period giving touches of Victorian architecture.
After sightseeing, drive back to Mandalay and you arrive back to hotel in the late evening.
1. English Speaking Guide
2. Nice driver and air-con car
3. Bottles of water
4. Wet towels
5. Road taxes
Excluded services –
1. Personal expenses, tips and drinks
2. Meals and accommodation
3. Entrance fees
The calcualted price is for 2pax plus guide.
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