Powin Taung, Myanmar (Burma)
About Powin Taung
The Caves of Po Win Taung, numbering more than one hundred, is full of Buddhist statues and murals. Most exhibit the Innwa style but some may date from the 14th century. Nearby, visit Shwe Ba Taung, which features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with Buddha images. It was one of the famous places in this area and a lot of peoples visits to this place every day.
Attractions near Powin Taung
Phowintaung 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. 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.
The Bodhi Tataung Laykyun Sekkya standing Buddha statue having 116 metres height is the second tallest statue in the world. It is located at the back of a large religious site with bodhi trees, gardens containing hundreds of sitting Buddhas, and a huge reclining Buddha lying in front of the Laykyun Sekkya.The interior of the main structure features depictions of Buddhist teachings, including some alarming images of depravity and the punishment of evil-doers, and so more. You can climb several fl
A railroad bridge which was located across the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar's Pakokku town. The bridge is part of the India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway and is the longest bridge in Myanmar. It is a broad crested type bridge with a 52 foot high and 262 feet wide clearance area.
The Shwezigon Pagoda is one of the oldest and most impressive monuments of Bagan. Most noticeable is the huge gold plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. The design of the Shwezigon Pagoda has been copied many times across Burma over the centuries. Several shrines and temple buildings have been added to the complex since the construction of the stupa in the year 1090. As the pagoda enshrines a number of sacred Buddhist relics, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
Built-in 1218 with 46-meter in height during the reign of King Htilominlo, Htilominlo is known as the last Myanmar-style temple in Bagan. This beautiful temple also has alternate names Zeya Theinkha or Nadaungmyar. Locating about 1.5km to the south, Htilominlo is best known as an iconic temple in Myanmar. It was one of the key attractions in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.
Amongst over 2000 surviving monuments in Bagan, this Pagoda is the one which is closely identical with the Maha Bodhi Pagoda at Bodhgaya in India. It was built by King Zeya Thein Kha in A. D. 1215. Just like at Bodhgaya, there are seven sacred places in the environ of this Pagoda. With the exception of slight differ¬ences in position, the seven sacred places are similar to those at Bodhgaya.
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