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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This was by far one of my favorite pagodas in all of Myanmar. The row of buddhas inside the temple is just astonishingly gorgeous! I really couldn't get enough pictures in there as the architectural design is flawless!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

U Min Thonze Pagoda is located on the Sagaing Hill, 20 km from Mandalay. On Sagaing Hill, have so many Buddha images and also have Soon U Pone Nya Shin Pagoda nearly. This pagoda comprises of 45 Buddha statues in a crescent-shaped colonnade. Each Buddha...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

The gallery of Buddha statues inside the "caves" is definitely worth-while even on a very hot day (35 degrees centigrade when I was there) when you sweat gallons over the steps that lead up to the top. The view is also outstanding.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zagorka z
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Min4647
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Teresa H
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Pahari
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LikeTraveler
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank BroLucius
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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