Photo: One of the many statues at Thanboddhay Paya.



The accommodation options in Monywa are nothing much to get excited about, but you'll survive.

Hotel Chindwin
Flashpacker - US$20 to $40
Bogyoke Rd, Monywa
T: (071) 26 150

It's not often that the phrase excellent value comes to mind when writing about hotels in Burma, but that's just what the Hotel Chindwin is. Still new and sparkling, we're not quite sure why the hotel is here, but it is a great deal and the upper floors offer terrific views over the surrounds including out to the giant standing Buddha. Facilities are smart, the rooms extremely clean and spacious... Read our full review of Hotel Chindwin.

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Golden Arrow Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$20
Bogyoke Rd, Monywa
T: (071) 21 548

On our first night at Golden Arrow our air-con unit could not be turned off and our companion's room had a broken toilet. The second time it wasn't all that much better. Golden Arrow is grimy and rundown but the rooms are large, the free WiFi kind of works in a random fashion and the location, right by the clocktower, is excellent and central. If you can afford it, the Hotel Chindwin about 100... Read our full review of Golden Arrow Hotel.

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