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. See Po Win Daung Caves and all Monywa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Monywa trip planner .
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  • September 29, 2017
    The cave is worth a visit. Beautiful Buddha statues in the caves. Impressive mural paintings.
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  • September 28, 2017
    I probably came with the wrong expectations. When a friend said we were visiting caves, I expected to see caverns and walk underground in natural caves. There are caves, but they are man-made shines t...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It is well worth seeking out these caves. They are off the normal tourist trail and there are really no facilities but the Buddhas and the caves are fascinating. You really need a guide as it would be...  more »

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Monywa offers a small but reasonable selection of accommodation options, all providing a comfortable night's sleep. The city sees a relatively small number of international visitors, but a handful of lodgings serve all of the city's guests, ranging from budget guesthouses to three-star modern hotels. Look toward the river and central General Aung San Road for most hotels, with some offering bike rental, outdoor swimming pools, and free Wi-Fi. Your most economical choices lie back toward the bus station, although these prove less convenient when you start to plan your Monywa sightseeing.
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