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Phowintaung, Monywa

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Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
Rekindle your spirituality and get a glimpse into the past at Phowintaung. 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 Phowintaung and all Monywa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Monywa trip planner.
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  • So many caves dug into the hillside and so many beautiful Buddhas within. A piece of history and an architectural dream created into reality  more »
  • We have so many must see things on our list but this is different and really worth a few hours. We were followed or maybe escorted by the monkeys. There has been no refurb. and it is very interesting  more »
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