Through India Border to Myanmar
After we passed Moray in India, we will reach Tamuu
Welcomed from Tamuu, which is located in Myanmar. Drive to Kalay about
two hours drive from. Sightseeing and overnight in there. And proceed to
Kalaywa by car about one hour and take the public boat or charter boat
along in Chindwin River to Monywa about five hours. Senery of River
cruise is fabulous.
Located just beyond Sagaing. It is fascination for
the “temple-phile” because of variety of rather unusual pagodas and
temples found there. Sunsets over the Chindwin are particularly
picturesque. It is ThamBoddhay Temple complex. The pillars are topped by
stupas of various sizes. Pillars are filled with Buddha images. Another
temple, complex spread out on the Pho-Win Hill on the west bank of
Chindwin River. Buddha images are seated in the caves. Can enjoy the
And ShwebaTaung (a complex of temple) details in pink sand stone are
etched into the entrance of the caves.
A short walk away from the Hpowintaung caves is the rock temple of
ShweBaTaung. Completely different in form, these much larger rock
temples are carved deep into the soft rock and then painted a riot of
colours. Save three hours to travel to and from Monywa and see the main
sights at Hpowintaung & ShweBaTaung.
Monywa Hotel and Win Unity Hotel are
accommodation in Monywa.