Monywa BurmaBurma Monywa
City of Monywa
A town in the centre of Myanmar, Monywa lies on the east shore of the Chindwin Rive. It is an important trading centre for India and Burma across Kalay Myo Strait and Chindwin Canyon. Monywa comes from "Mon" and means "cake or savoury food" and "ywa", which means the term for Myanmar town.
There' s a myth that a Myanmar man once loved a cake vendor from that city and made her his own god. There' was a big Bagan hamlet in Monywa. Monywa's classic name is Thalawadi. Monywa was one of the places where in 1758 Monywa stayed overnight during his 1758 expedition to Manipur.
Monywa was only a large settlement during the Myanmar Magi, as the administration center of the area was located in Ahlon. Only one year after the annexation of 1886, Monywa became the headquarters of the Lower Chindwin District. The Monywa has developed into a lively trade. Monywa City. there are lively market places, restaurants, Mandalay University Degree College, a technical college, and soon there will be an economic institute, the second after Yangon.
The Monywa Hotel. now privatized. has four room comfort cabins with all comforts. all air-conditioned. In Monwya by road, you should stop about 20 kilometers from the city to see this extraordinary buddhistic temples on 37 hectares of property that is part of the Mohnyin Forest Monastery retreat.
Launched on 20 June 1939, the podium was finished on 2 March 1952. He was the spiritual baby of the renowned Mohnyin Sayadaw, whose lifelike image can be seen in the vicinity. When you can walk to Tazaungmone in Myanmar at the beginning of the monthly period (usually around November), you can see the yearly pagodas festivals, which last several nights, when village people from all over the world come to listen to the local folk and dance, and buy at the various stands that have been arranged by vendors from all over the state.
In Monwya by road, you should stop about 20 kilometers from the city to see this extraordinary buddhistic temples on 37 hectares of property that is part of the Mohnyin Forest Monastery Retreat. Launched on 20 June 1939, the podium was finished on 2 March 1952.
He was the spiritual baby of the renowned Mohnyin Sayadaw, whose lifelike image can be seen in the vicinity. This pagoda is reminiscent of Borobodur because it is similar in architecture and with interesting examples of contemporary Buddha istism. Many different Buddha pictures exist. Series by series in rising series in recesses along the walls: the overall number is 582.
In contrast to most Myanmar pilgrims, the doorway is not watched over by Chinthes, the mythic lion, but by a couple of magnificent whitey elephant sculptures that are holy and promising in buddhistic epoch. Thinkoddhay is the only one of its kind in the world.
When you can walk to Tazaungmone in Myanmar at the beginning of the monthly period (usually around November), you can see the yearly pagodas festivals, which last several nights, when village people from all over the world come to listen to the local folk and dance, and buy at the various stands that have been arranged by vendors from all over the state.
You can drive about five kilometres by vehicle from Thanboddhay Pagoda on a good turnoff to Po Khaung Taung a small chain of rolling countryside in the Monywa area. You will see other uncommon attractions not found in other parts of Myanmar. At first you should stay for a while in the rapidly expanding wood of one thousand Bodhi-three ( "Ficus religiosa"); this Bo or Pipewood is holy to all Buddhists because Gaudama Buddha achieved enlightenment while he meditated under this one.
Every Buddha has a large Buddha picture under it. and many Buddhists come to buy there. Shortly after Bodhi Tahtaung a brief walk to the west takes you to Po Khaung Taung a ridge of mountains where you can see one of the greatest Buddha pictures in the canyon.
At 300 in length, it is even larger than the gigantic Shwethalyaung Buddha picture in Bago (Pegu), which is only 180 in length. It is a gigantic picture with a cavernous texture and you can go from your top to your toes. 1000 one meter high metallic pictures of Buddha and his students in different positions.
It also depicts some important happenings in the Buddha's world. For Buddha footprint, you can look at the 108 lucky icons shown on the bottoms of this gigantic picture. Close to the lying Buddha picture The Aung Sakkya Pagoda is also located on the Po Khaung Taung Area.
It is a symbol of the Monywa area, visible from far and wide. It' encircled by 1,060 smaller satellites containing over a thousand holy pictures of Buddha. These mounds have probably been inhabited since the beginning of man's settlement in Myanmar; to the southwest is the Pon Daung Pon Nya Mountains, where the fossil remnants of Pontaung Mon may have been living 30 million years ago.
Inside the caverns there are Buddhist sculptures and wall paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth century. There is a roofed staircase leading up a mound to the Great Sepulchre, but there are tens of large and small caverns in the area that are full of old Buddha-paintings. Thousand pictures in these and other caverns around here.
Behind Pho Win Hill, with spectacular gazebos carved from the sand stone and populated with simple Buddha pictures. The Shweba Taung lies on the western bank of the Chindwin Flu. Shwe Gu Ni is located about 20 leagues eastwards from Monywa. Buddha pictures in the picture are presented by golden foil (stick) and the face of the Buddha picture was not easy to recognize.
The Shweguni Pagoda is renowned for its great architectural design. The Monywa can also be the basis for a visit to Kyaukka. The Kyaukka district a city about ten leagues eastwards from Bagan as the centre of Myanmar's paint and coatings inks. After a few hour ride you will also reach Twin Taung Hill, an extinguished lava whose craters now form a wonderful sea.
Monywa and its surroundings, interesting places and sights and unforgettable moments of Myanmar's characteristic heat and warm welcome.