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Monywa is a city in Sagaing Division, Northern Myanmar.
Non air-con bus is available from Mandalay (26th st, near 90th st). Trip takes about 3 hours including one break (20-30 mins) for 2000 Kyats. It is probably safer to get the bus from bus station and have your seat booked. Bus appears to be quite frequent.
Local non air-con bus from Bagan starts at 9:00am, then 10:30 and 12h30, and takes about 3-4 hours including several stops. Can be booked at the bus new station, located 7km from the city center (pay not more than 3500 K (June 2014), which is the locals price, haggle!), hotels charge about 5000 K.
Lots of tuk tuk available to take you around. From the bus station to the city center shoudn't be more than 1000 K.
Thanboddhay Pagoda Located about 20 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. Entrance fee for foreigners: 3$.
Boddhi Tataung 4 km from Thanboddhay Pagoda, stand 2 big statues of Buddha and a golden pagoda which makes a pretty amazing sight. One Buddha is standing and the another is lying on its side. 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.
Bus to Mandalay is departing every hour. However, best to get the hotel to book your ticket. Although no aircon and old bus, their booking system is fairly organized with designated seats number.