Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Places 13 .
Monywa (MLCTS: mum hrwa mrui.) is a city in Sagaing Division, Myanmar, located 136 km northwest of Mandalay on the eastern bank of the River Chindwin.
The major tourist attraction in Monywa is Mohnyin Thambuddhei Paya, a Buddhist temple with a huge stupa resembling Indonesia's Borobudur. It dates from 1303, although it was reconstructed in 1939. It is said to contain over 500,000 images of Buddha.There is also a giant reclining and standing Buddha statue.With a lenght of ninety-metres it is the largest reclining Buddha in the world.This huge image has a hollow cave-like structure inside and you can walk from the head to the feet. You will then see inside 9,000 one foot high metal images of the Buddha and his disciples in various postures. There are also representations of some of the important events in the life of the Buddha. If you are interested in Buddha footprints you can study the 108 auspicious symbols which are depicted on the soles of this huge image.
Read more about this place on MFS,with videoclip.
Posted by Will MFS at 5:11 AM