About 136 kilometres to the west of Mandalay is Monywa, the commercial center of Chindwin Valley. Sites to see in Monywa are Than-bok-de Pagoda with over 500,000 Buddha Images, Bodhi-ta-htaung (one thousand Bo trees), Ledi Kyaungteik monastery where Buddhist scriptures are inscribed on 806 stone slabs and Kyauka Village known for its own style of lacquer ware.
You can reach Monywa by train from Mandalay, though the bus is a better option.
Buses connect Monywa to Mandalay.
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