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Monywa is an important trade town located on the Chindwin River,but its main attraction lie in the surrounding countryside.Bodhi Tataung is  a sprawling complex of hundreds of pagodas and statues overseen by a  400-foot standing Buddha image.Nearby  is Thanboddhay Paya,famous for its candy-colored print scheme and thousands of small Buddha images.At mysterious Hpo Win Daung,500 alcoves containing Buddha statues and ancient murals have been dug into the forested limestone hills.