Monywa being the largest city of Sagaing Region says a lot about the scarce settlements of this region. It is actually a small-town in Myanmar, located around 136 kilometers north-west from Mandalay. As it is an industrial town, it is a bit different than other regional centers. It is more dynamic and holds some incredible sights around the city like highest standing Buddha or a pagoda holding more than 500000 Buddha statues. Unbelievable!
City’s riverfront is enjoyable to wander down, inside the downtown some lively markets can be found. For instance, between the clock tower and Bogyoke Aung San statue – the main street of the city – comes to life after dark. Creating a vibrant atmosphere where locals open various food stands and serve delicious food!
Travelers who visit this city must not miss the highest standing Buddha of the world, reaching length of 101 meters and a width of 18 meters. Inside there is a museum which presents the Great Chronicles of Buddha. On the way there, one more significant sight can be paid a visit – Thanboddhay Paya – holding 500 thousand Buddha images or possibly more!
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