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I didn't know what to expect when I decided to visit the Po Win Daung caves, and I was glad I chose to come. Ms Khing Mar was my guide. She was a local, spoke very good English, and knew the caves very well.
We went to the caves of Monywa and took a Tuk Tuk driver for one day.
We were very surprised to have a very smart driver who told us a lot during the way (approximately 1 hour, one way!) For example he showed us a...More
Hire a guide (if you are a Westerner, they will spot you pretty quickly.) The guides have a mediocre knowledge but will be beneficial in helping you navigate the site which is expansive. A guide for an hour is 5000 kyat.
I thought that this would be some kind of deep, amazing cave with all sorts of cavities going deeper and deeper into the mountains, but instead, found a whole bunch of shallow "caves" with Buddhas chiseled inside the walls. Everything is falling into pieces and...More
There are hundreds of small and bigger caves with beautiful paintings all over the walls telling the story of Siddhartha Gautama (the last Buddha) from the time at his father's palace to his enlightment under the bodhi tree. Some of the sitting and reclining Buddhas...More
Stay a couple of nights that way its not rushed . Spend the morning at the caves then afternoon at Bodhi Tataung . Hire a taxi not a tuk tuk . Taxi 2 hrs out and back . Plus time spent at caves . My...More
There is a slightly annoying/money greedy woman who hails you down from her hut and asks you to pay an entrance fee of 2500. Not sure if this is legitimate or not. Our money is definitely not being invested into any signposts or clean up...More
We decided to break our journey from Mandalay to Bagan and decided to stay in Monywa for two nights and are glad we did.
A tuktuk drive away - approximately 70km round trip - we hired a young girl to show us around who also...More
This was just another breathtaking and stunning place which I did not expect at all. This really should be supported by the UNESCO. It is a huge cave area with 999 small caves with countless Buddha statues inside. I never saw something like this before....More
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Sorry for your husband's condition- yes, barefoot.... not negotiable . I tried the sock thing bc - lets be honest- its dirty and idea of walking barefoot on dirt and pebbles is antithetical to how we live. BUT.....This was... More
Sorry for your husband's condition- yes, barefoot.... not negotiable . I tried the sock thing bc - lets be honest- its dirty and idea of walking barefoot on dirt and pebbles is antithetical to how we live. BUT.....This was my favorite site from our 2 week trip and your husband should wear shoes but when he arrives at caves (thousands of them) either pop his head in or see how he manages w out. Its amazing.