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Bodhi Tataung, Monywa

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Take in a surreal and astonishing view at Bodhi Tataung, a renowned Buddhist region and monastery dominated by a 129 m (424 ft) tall golden standing Buddha. Built in 1995 to show gratitude to U Narãda, who built the original monastery, this is the second largest Buddha statue in the world, containing 31 internal stories, with an elevator allowing passage to the viewing point at the top. You can see many other astounding sights at the monastery, including a grove of more than 9,000 bo trees, a 69 m (225 ft) high golden pagoda, and thousands more depictions of the Buddha across the area. Consider taking the stairs to the top of the gigantic Buddha, where the paintings on each floor evoke the feeling of ascension and enlightenment. Put Bodhi Tataung and other Monywa attractions into our Monywa online vacation builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Nice walk to see the Buddha. It was worth as well as the climb to get there. The local population was very friendly.
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  • On the way back from the big Buddha lechon Sacher Muni. Have been used to seeing so many great Buddhist Myanmar is still unsurpassed here. It is still under construction as. White face is nicely against the blue sky.
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  • From a distance you can see the standing Buddha towering over everything, but only when it is on the verge, you can estimate the size. It is worth to visit the standing and the reclining Buddha. However the arrival takes Mandalay 3 hours over dusty roads, you should consider well, whether it is a value.
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Monywa offers a small but reasonable selection of accommodation options, all providing a comfortable night's sleep. The city sees a relatively small number of international visitors, but a handful of lodgings serve all of the city's guests, ranging from budget guesthouses to three-star modern hotels. Look toward the river and central General Aung San Road for most hotels, with some offering bike rental, outdoor swimming pools, and free Wi-Fi. Your most economical choices lie back toward the bus station, although these prove less convenient when you start to plan your Monywa sightseeing.
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