Several hundred excavated caves shelter more than 4000 statues of Buddhas. Located about 1 kilometer from another much newer cave site (see, Po Win Taung leaves an impression of 'a much more authentic site. The monkeys probably thought the same because they are found by the hundreds between and on these monuments dating from the 17th century.

about the place, Pho Win Taung:

Located about forty kilometers from Moniwa in Myanmar, the Pho Win Taung site is famous for its excavated temples. Temples carved into the rock are part of Buddhist traditions. Pho Win Taung has around 800 caves carved into the rock and there are nearly 4,000 sculptures. There are also sanctuaries (monasteries, convents and stupas) whose walls are painted.

The excavations of Pho Win Taung date from the beginning of the 17th century.

About a kilometer from these caves, another more recent troglodyte site. Shwe Ba Taung dates from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The influences of this other site are more eclectic, mixing Western architectural styles with the Buddhist tradition of Burma ...


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Po Win Taung, myanmar