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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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  • Fascinating locations characterized by an extraordinary mix of art and environment. Hundreds of caves full of ancient statues of Buddha of all types and sizes in an unspoiled and remote with sparse vegetation and little man. Austere place of worship but also joyous with fruit trees guide "girls" playing and feeding monkeys to the delight of photographers visitors. Accessible with overnight in Moniwa.
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  • Outside the tourist circuit of the tour operator, is a truly magical place. 300 caves carved into the rock so beautiful inside and out and within an abundance of Buddha in all positions. Its beauty lies in the fact that the site has not yet been restored (hopefully it has ever, at least in the way they restore). If you are planning a trip to myanmar insert it into your schedule, a few hours from Bagan, just spend one night at Monywa. Don't listen to that says the site is tired and dirty, why not the slightest scratch these unnecessary clarification 2 beauty of the site.
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  • The caves are carved directly into the rock around the Hill and on several levels. This is the small cave, to larger rooms with towering statues. The rock paintings are remarkable in several caves. One of the most interesting sites visited in Burma
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