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Tour Code: NMM: 017
Duration: 11 Hours
Price : 120 US$
When in Bagan , it is very worthwhile to take a visit to Monywa, which lies on the banks of the Chindwin River and northwest of Mandalay. Marvel at the architecture of the amazing Thanbuddhay Pagoda and Cave Temple at Pho Win Taung.
• Excursions to the cave temples of Pho Win Taung which is famous for their Buddha statues, mural paintings and woodcarvings.
• Visit to Thanbuddhay Pagoda, another highly important attraction completed in 1951 after 12 years of construction with over 800 small Buddha Stupas on and around the pagoda. There are also reportedly 582, 357 Buddha statues on the ceiling, walls, archways and the niches in an on the temple compound.
• There are also reportedly 582, 357 Buddha statues on the ceiling, walls, archways and the niches in an on the temple compound. In the early morning approximately 07:00 A.M., our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Bagan , and then drive to Monywa ( 4 hours). Arrive Monywa and continue to visit a sandstone cave system in the Pho Win Hills, named after a famous ‘zawgyi’ (alchemist) who once lived here. The Caves of Pho Win Taung, numbering more than one hundred, are full of Buddhist statues and murals. Most exhibit the Innwa style but some may date from the 14th Century. Nearby, visit Shwe Ba Taung which features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with Buddha images. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then visit Moenyin Thanboddhay Pagoda, which is about 20 Kilometers from Monywa. The richly decorated central stupa has no less than 845 smaller stupas around it. Inside the patio, you will see thousands of Buddha images (reportedly over 500,000) decorating every wall, archway and niche. The buildings in the compound have interesting jataka relieves and there is a huge Reclining Buddha (Shwe Thar Lyaung Pagoda) nearby. Following sights includes: Aungset Kya Pagoda, Bodhitahtaung Pagoda, where you will see 1000 Bo trees with sitting Buddha images.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered Pick-up from your hotel in Mandalay. Please advise your hotel’s name.
Drop-off : at your hotel in Mandalay.
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Details : Drop-off at your hotel in Mandalay.