Monywa is a city located in Sagaing Region, Myanmar, 136 km (84.5 ml) north-west of Mandalay on River Chindwin's eastern bank. It has a population of around 370,000 inhabitants (2014 census).
Monywa is an important centre for commerce, trade and agricultural produce from surrounding Chindwin valley, especially jaggery (palm sugar), orange, pulses and beans. In addition, local industry features mills for production of flour, noodles, edible oils and cotton. Sausages from Alon ("wet udaunk") are very popular, and Budalin sarong (longyi) is renowned for the strength of fabric and checked patterns. The rough cotton blankets of Monywa are famous throughout Myanmar (Monywa provides 80% of country's blankets). Some are sewn up in knapsacks and even sold to unsuspecting travellers in Bangkok. Regional crafts also include bullock carts, agricultural implements, reed and bamboo products. The village of Kyaukka is popular for its lacquerware utensils.
Saris, bicycle parts and other black market goods from India pass through Monywa city on their way to other sites in Myanmar.
Monywa's major tourist attraction is Thanboddhay Pagoda, Buddhist temple with a large stupa that resembles Indonesia's Borobudur. It dates back from 1303, though it was rebuilt in 1939. The pagoda is said to hold more than 500,000 images of Buddha. Maha Bodhi Tahtaung Laykyun Sekkya is close by - it is a unique standing Buddha statue, the world'd tallest statue, with 115,82 m (at a total of 129.23 s, including pedestal). It is the focal point of sprawling site with Buddha statues, pagodas and bodhi trees, established by Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung Sayadaw during the 1960s. It includes a 95-metre reclining Buddha statue, as well.
Another attraction is Phowintaung cave complex across Chindwin River, about 25 km (16 ml) west of Monywa. However, very few travellers visit Monywa because its facilities are limited.
Highlights: Thahboddhay Pagoda complex, Hpo Win Daung Caves
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