Ancient Stupas

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A Myint is a charmingly unspoiled riverside village dominated by a series of 336 higgledy-piggledy ancient stupas in varying stages of collapse. All are compactly arranged around a little wooden monastery just back from the river. A few retain interior murals.

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1. British-era House

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A minor attraction in A Myint is the British-era house of the former village chief. It's private and still owned by the original family, who might show…

2. Thanboddhay Paya

10.7 MILES

This colourful, modern temple is famed for its staggering number of buddha images as well as its carnivalesque exterior, with a unique roof layered with…

3. Su Taung Pye Zedi

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If you have time to kill in Monywa, it's worth taking a stroll around this eye-catching pagoda, a 15-minute walk southwest of the clock tower.

4. Shwe Ba Taung

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Some 650m beyond the restaurants and souvenir stands of Hpo Win 'village' lies Shwe Ba Taung, a smaller, contrastingly different set of 46 cave chambers…

5. Clock Tower

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This handy traffic circle and landmark is a useful reference point for navigating the city.

6. Shwezigon Paya

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Monywa's most impressive temple is a gilded work one block west of the clock tower in the centre of town.

8. Hpo Win Daung Complex

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One of Monywa's biggest attractions, this rural complex of 492 buddha chambers was carved into a limestone hillside between the 14th and 18th centuries…