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A picturesque town on the Chindwin River, Monywa is known a typical unspoiled Myanmar town and it is only a three hours' drive from Mandalay. The name Monywa comes from Mon meaning "cake or snack food" and Ywa means village. A legend says that in the old days a Myanmar king fell in love with a seller of cakes from this town and made her his queen. The original name some say is Mon-Thema-Ywa or "Village of the woman cake seller" On the way to Monywa and before you reach the town there is unusual Buddhist temple complex on 37 acres of land called Mohnyin Thanboddhay. It is similar in architectural design to the Borobudur, a famous ancient pagoda in Indonesia.

2days-1ngiht trip is recommended to extend from Mandalay.

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monywa-01 Day 01: After breakfast, excursion by coach to Monywa, 84 miles northwest of Mandalay. On the way, visit Mohnyin Than Buddhe Pagoda where more than 500,000 Buddha images are seated, Bodi-Ta-Htaung ( a thousand Bo Trees ) Pagoda and the largest reclining Buddha Image in Myanmar which measures 333 ft long and 90ft high. Arrive Monywa and check-in at Monywa Hotel. Evening visit to Kyaukka Lacquerware village and Shweguni Pagoda. Overnight at Monywa Hotel.
monywa-02 Day 02: After breakfast, transfer to jetty so as to visit Mt. Po Win which is situated on the western bank of the Chindwin River. Worth visiting places are of Mt. Po Win and Mt. Shwe Ba where the rock mountain was carved into niches, Buddha statues and staircase. Arrive back to Monywa and continue drive to Mandalay and check in at hotel. Upon arrival in Mandalay, transfer to hotel (or) airport. End of our service.


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Service Includes
  • Accommodation with full breakfast
  • All airport transfer & sightseeing (with A/C coach or car)
  • English speaking stationed guide fee
  • Entrance fee
Service Excludes
  • Visa fees for Myanmar
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
  • Beverages
  • International flights
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Optional Tours
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