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Phowintaung Sagaing Region Pagodas & Monuments | Landscape | 0 comments

Phowintaung is a complex of Buddha caves that is located on the banks of the Chindwin River.
Phowintaung

Phowintaung is located 25 km to the west of Monywa in the northern part of Myanmar (Burma). The name Phowintaung is translated as "the mountain of isolated solitary meditation." You can reach the caves via the new bridge that crosses the river or even by ferry. Many tourists will also go through the Nyaungbin village, which is near the cave area.

The 947 caves are filled with artwork and statues that date back mostly to the 17th and 18th centuries with a selection that are even older, from the 14th century. The statues are carved into the sandstone and the walls contain murals, patterns and stories from the Jatakas. Around the smaller caves is a more central main shrine that is further up a hill and is accessible by a large stairway.


More attractions in Sagaing Region? Check out: The Naga Hills

If you're interested in Pagodas & Monuments attractions - check out: Pa-Auk-Taw-Ya Monastery

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