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Shwe Oo Min Paya, Kalaw

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See rows of golden Buddha statues at Shwe Oo Min Paya, 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. Put Shwe Oo Min Paya 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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  • Went to the cave thinking it would be something quite small, but as it turned out there were two caves, and a lot of pagodas as well. A must see in Kalaw, and have lunch with the local military afterw...  more »
  • The cave is a normal one in Myanmar, lots of Buddha status with a few of Shan tradition color painting in red.  more »
  • This is truly amazing and I ve never seen anything like this before. 8 000 Buddhas......gold, black, marble, .....all over a cave .....in the ceiling, down steps , in a maze, everywhere. More space fo...  more »

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Kalaw's accommodations cater to adventurers and those wishing to enjoy something a little more sedentary and relaxing. You'll find some particularly well appointed and well-positioned resorts in old colonial buildings rich in character. Alongside these, simple guesthouses and hostels with multi-bed dorms provide a good option for those wanting to simply rest up before heading out on one of the multi-day hikes to Inle Lake or Pindaya.
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