Visiting Myanmar central part

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In this coming summer, let’ visit to Pagodas of Myanmar central part. Monywa city is located 136 kilometres of the north-west of Mandalay. It is also a major trade city of Sagaing division. The city is well-known among the local people cause of the famous pagodas and popular places.

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Famous Pagodas in Monywa ( Burmese term)

The main tourist destination of Monywa city is Thanboddha Paya. It was built in 1939 and contain over 500, 000  images of the temple.  And it is a bit different from other Pagodas in Myanmar. Furthermore, Maha bodhi tahtaung Laykyun Sekkya (Burmese term) Standing Buddha statue is a famous pagoda of Monywa. It is the tallest standing Buddha statue in the world with over 10,000 metres high. So, do not forget to visit Maha bodhi Tahtaung (Burmese term)Pagodas when you get there.

A laung taw Kathapa ( Burmese term) Pagoda

Another destination near Monywa is a laung taw Kathapa ( Burmese term) Pagoda which has much history and story about the pagoda. If you want to go to Alaung Taw Kathapa Pagoda in monsoon season, you can drive to the Alaungtaw Katha pa national park. From National Park, you can ride the elephant or walk to the A laungtaw Kathapa Pagoda. But, the elephant is the only transport to enter the Pagoda. Every year, December, January, February, March and April are the best time to visit the Alaung taw Kathapa Paya.



Phowintaung is a place that you should not miss to visit in Monywa. It is located 25 kilometres away from the west of Monywa city. Inside of the cave,  you can see the numerous temples and paintings between 14th and 18th centuries.

Best hotels in Monywa

Nan Htike Yadanar Hotel

Shwe Taung Tarn Hotel

Mya Thukha hotel

Kyi Myanmar Guest House

Sakura Guest House

If you are planning to visit Monywar with your family in this summer holidays, you can find the cheap hotel in Monywa in Jovago Myanmar website.


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