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U Min Thonze Caves

Sagaing Hills, Sagaing, Myanmar
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“buddha images” (12 reviews)
“sagaing hill” (17 reviews)
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Sagaing Hills, Sagaing, Myanmar
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Well, this was quite a surprise - the other name for this is 30 cave Pagoda. Inside has 30 Buddha statues inside. How they built these shrines all those years ago has me baffled.

Thank Min4647
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The name “caves” is rather misleading...they are not caves as most of us think of them, but rather a temple built into the side of a hill. The curved face of the lower part of the temple has small arches each of which lead into...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Lots of steps to the pagodas but worth it. The views are really amazing over the valley. The pagoda is beautiful in the afternoon sunlight. They are not really caves but small rich gold colour entrances which open up to a semi circular wall of...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

It 's a rather long cave that's now home to a number of Buddhas placed in a row. It's as ornamental on the outside as it is inside. As one steps in through a narrow door the length of the caves opens up to reveal...More

Thank Pahari
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Our guide took us to U Min Thonze Caves perched high so great views of pagodas etc in the distance. The circular design and the forty (I think there was) Buddhas was pretty spectacular. Worth the effort to visit.

Thank LikeTraveler
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

When spening mostof a day visiting pagodas and monasteries, it is worth wearing easily removable shoes and no socks. Otherwise you will be spending a good slice of your time taking shoes on and off. This was one of the first such sites we visited...More

1  Thank BroLucius
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a pagoda which includes 45 gilted pagodas inside a cave, each pagoda with a different size and facial expression. As soon as you enter the cave, it is incredible to view a long line of sitting Buddha images inside. Moreover, it is situated...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This man made cave that is transformed into to a religious building we found interesting. Very different from the most other places

Thank R_Sweden
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you're in the Mandalay area and have extra time, visiting Sagaing Hill and U Min Thonze Caves is worth the time. "U Min Thonze" means 30 caves. This cave is home to 45 Buddhas. The Buddhas are lined up side by side in a...More

1  Thank Kristina C
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We saw this at the beginning of our holiday so we were probably more impressed than we would be now having seen so many temples etc. However it is very interesting and in the shade which is a bonus when you find it very hot...More

Thank Jacqui E
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