* Thanboddhay Pagoda Located about 12 km southeast of Monywa, or about 30-45 mins in tuktuk. Built between 1939 and 1952, the unique feature of this pagoda is its plenty small sculptures of Buddha (said to be more than 500,000). There is a little tower just opposite the pagoda which can be climbed (women cannot climb it). Entrance fee for foreigners: 3$.
*Boddhi Tataung8 km from Thanboddhay Pagoda, stand 3 big statues of Buddha and a golden pagoda which makes a pretty amazing sight. One Buddha is standing, another is lying on its side and also a smaller one (sitting with a cobra snake in the back). You can enter the inside of the standing Buddha which consists of quite a few stories. The images on the walls are mostly depicting hell. Another big sitting Buddha is in construction (2016).
* Phowintaung and Shwebataung CavesLocated about 42 km from Monywa. Entrance fee for foreigners: 2,500 kyat or 2$ to each of the two caves area.
Sutaungpyae Pagoda Located near the riverside is a pretty big Pagoda with Tempel and even a mini rollercoaster (probably not useable for visitor). It features a Library with Books, Casettes and CDs all in Burmese language. There are also figures of famous monks which looks very authentic (remains a bit to the madame toussand's Waxfigures)
Phayagyi Pagoda Next to the clock tower In the hear of the city is the Phayagyi Pagoda. It appears to be very new so it' s supershiny and clean. Some parts are still in constructiong (March 2016) but most of the buildings are finished. They have impressive woodcarving as decoration everywhere. * RiversideIt's maybe not the nicest sights you ever seen, but the area is very lively. A lot of boats charters here, people washing their bodies and clothes, families living in Shipwracks and its a good spot to relax a bit and see the daily life going on.