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Po Win Daung Caves, Monywa

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Rekindle your spirituality and get a glimpse into the past at Po Win Daung Caves. Small caves--947 of them--make up the artificial complex that houses a variety of carved sandstone Buddha statues and religious murals. Walls covered in art depict the Jataka legends and scenes from the lives of Buddhas; look up at the ceilings to see unique and diverse abstract artwork that dates back to the 14th century. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, as the caves are completely preserved and there are no electric lights. For Po Win Daung Caves and beyond, use our Monywa vacation builder to get the most from your Monywa vacation.
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  • These caves will blow you away and there are so many to see. Every cave has different styles of Buddha's, some in a bad state and some in a great state. The colors and beautiful setting of the caves i...  more »
  • It is a walk of a 1/2 day to do absolutely to discover millions thousands of Buddhas nestled in the rock with frescoes in color... At the bend of a path you arrive at Petra. Magic. And besides, there is nobody.
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  • I visited this cave in. Win Daung set that includes 492 rooms carved in the rock and including one or several Buddhas for most. According to the Lonely Planet and to have tested, 478 and 480 caves are the best preserved with such colorful frescoes. If you want and I tested for you (!) local nicknames-guides will guide you to 2000 k (1.5 USD) but not speaking that Burmese, you will not very useful except bring you to the most beautiful caves, as they are certainly numbered but not easy to find because scattered here and there on a hill. We appreciate the authentivite and the impression of a place preserved and little overgrown, we regret however garbage and plastics everywhere. Interesting. PS: Watch out for monkeys who are (too)-fed peanuts and easily aggressive.
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  • Dirty and far away for Monywa, didn't think it was worth the distance. Interesting man made caves with crude Buddhas within.
  • 14th century (and newer as well) dug out caves with multiple seated, standing, and reclining Buddhas. Lots of good photo ops
  • 蒲文桐緬甸語的意思就是“靜靜獨自思考的山脈”。蒲文桐石窟位於緬甸北部實皆省內,親墩江(Chindwin River)西岸,距離銀馬賓城(Yinmabin Township)東南部約10公里,從蒙育瓦搭乘計程車過來,大約要一個小時的時間。 蒲文桐石窟是緬甸北部最著名的佛教藝術石窟之一。整個石窟包括947個大大小小裝飾華麗的山洞,山洞內有無數個精雕細刻的佛祖雕像和壁畫,形象的向遊客“講述了”幾何學的知識和本生經(記敘佛陀547個轉世故事)的故事,這些雕像和壁畫大約都完成於14世紀和18世紀之間。
  • absolutely interesting and beautiful old religious grottoes
  • ရႈေမာဖြယ္မျငီးဖိုဝင္ေတာင္ခရီး