Monywa is situated 136 km north west of Mandalay on the eastern bank of the Chindwin River. It is the major trade center for India and Myanmar through Kalay Myo’s road and Chindwin River. Before reach Monywa, there is the magnificent, Mohnyin Thanbuddhe Pagoda, a Buddhist temple with a huge stupa resembling Indonesia’s Borobudur. Bodhi Tataung Pagoda with one thousand Boo Trees and Buddha Images, biggest Standing Buddha Image in the world and a huge Reclining Buddha Image with 95 meter long. Across the Chindwin River and 25 km from west of Monywa, Po Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung cave pagodas, where the entire mountain was carved into caves niches staircases and Buddha Images, was built between 14th and 18th centuries.