Monywa and around
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Feb 3, 2013 1:14 PM Last Post By: lovetotravel_2
Jan 31, 2013 2:14 AM
Monywa and aroundI'm guessing that since I haven't seen anything on here, Monywa proper is still permitted for foreign tourists. However, I'm wondering if the other side of the Chindwin and particularly Zee Daw is currently permitted due to the protests around the copper mines. Anyone have an update?
Jan 31, 2013 3:55 PM
1According to this site you are allowed there.
Jan 31, 2013 10:04 PM
2Hopefully you should be OK, the copper mines were some distance from Chindwin.
There was some sort of protest going on at Chitwan when I went. I used the local ferry/small boat to cross from Monywa to Chindwin, Then there were taxis, jeeps etc offering rides to the caves etc. which I took. That afternoon, when I got back to Chindwin, there was some sort of protest at the "wharf" and was advised "no ferry". I hitched a ride on a local's bike to go some distance over the bridge back to Monywa. So I don't believe the area would be closed by the Government while there is no bloodshed (thankfully), but there may be some disruption but you should be able to work around it.
Feb 1, 2013 12:31 AM
Feb 1, 2013 2:34 AM
Feb 1, 2013 9:15 AM
5Wow! Had Not noticed the date at the bottom! Anyway Whether or not you can get to Hpo Win Daung, it's still worth checking out for the Thanbodday Pagoda, a beauty in candy colors And the 33 storey Tall Golden Buddha nearby. Good place also to catch bus down to Pakokku and on to Bagan.
Feb 3, 2013 1:14 PM
6I visited the area 4 weeks ago. Went from Monywa by motortaxi to Shwebadaung and Hpowindaung, on the way west via the bridge, seeing the cuppermines from some distance and stopping and one of the small private enterprises where people try to get some extra cupper out of the soil, Took the ferry back, which officially was not allowed as I was supposed to rent a private boat to cross the river. But I used the word Permit several times and am a bit taller then the man who supervises who was going aboard the ferry.
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