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Shwe Oo Min Pagoda, Kalaw

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
See rows of golden Buddha statues at Shwe Oo Min Pagoda, a natural limestone cave so well-proportioned that it look as though it was carefully engineered. Walk along the tunnels to see various Buddha images and statues in the cave, which has special religious significance. Some locals meditate inside the cave, and you can join them if you feel in the mood. Take the stairs to the top of the area, where you can enjoy views of more shrines in the region. PutShwe Oo Min Pagoda into our Kalaw trip itinerary website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Much anticipation while walking the many stairs among the monk statues and beautiful surrounds. Be sure to take a photo with the archer and the spider! The cave holds the dedicated spiritual...  more »
  • It was a pleasure to have this cave of statues at the end of our walk from Kalaw. The caves just keep on going with many little passageways. Take care not to slip as it is wet when you get deep...  more »
  • Only one and a half hour away from Kalaw (driving a motorcycle) this cave is a great place and the perfect thing to do before starting the trekking to Inle lake. More than 8000 budha status inside...  more »
  • Fascinating. I'm not sure what the Buddha would think of all the statues of worship -- he was a wonderful teacher, but Buddhism is not a religion. Well worth a visit anyway
  • The cave temples were quite interesting with hundreds and hundreds of Buddha statues which can actually be a bit overwhelming. The pagoda itself is very beautiful and many of the Buddha statues surrounding the central pagodas had lovely flowers set in their alcoves which made for some nice photography.
  • Very Nice Nature's Cave and must visit when u arrive Kalaw.
  • A must place to go when you are in Kalaw to see wonder of natural cave.
  • Good experience to walk in a natural caves. There are two layers. Although floor ahd paved and walls are decorated with buddha stutes, celing is nstural rocks of varrious forms. Very cool inside and drops of water are oozing from celings

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