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Phowintaung, Monywa

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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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  • We found this site amazing and quite different from other places that we visited in Myanmar. We took a day to travel from Mandalay and Bagan. This was the highlight of that day, but the other stops we...  more »
  • This is yet another must-see stop during your visit to the Monywa area. It is a unique place to visit but then again, we thought that every place we saw in Myanmar was unique and worth visiting. So I ...  more »
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