Religious places in Magyidadaung

Phowintaung

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Phowintaung (Burmese: ဖါု၀င္ေတာင္, pronounced ], also spelt as Hpowindaung, Powintaung, Po Win Taung) is a Buddhist cave complex located approximately 25 kilometers west of Monywa and 10 kilometers southeast of Yinmabin, in Yinmabin Township, Monywa District, Sagaing Region, Northern Burma (Myanmar). It is located on the western bank of the Chindwin River. The name of the complex means Mountain of Isolated Solitary Meditation.

The complex contains 947 small and large richly decorated caves. It is carved into a sandstone outcrop and contains numerous carved Buddha statues and mural paintings of geometric patterns and Jataka stories. The statues and paintings have been dated to between the 14th and 18th centuries.

Accessibility

It is accessible from Monywa either by direct road over the new bridge or by a ferry across the Chindwin and then taking a jeep at the scenic Nyaungbin village.

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Ceiling Vault with depiction of Buddha  
Buddha Lined Passage-way  
Mural Paintings  
Buddha Statues  
Entrance to one of the caves  
Buddha in Mahaparinibbana Pose  

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348.8km from Sagaing, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

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