Monywa – Pho Win Taung Caves

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

Lots of monkeys here and some people sell bananas to feed the monkeys. I saw the smallest bananas here.

 

 

We also saw the AVa region in Inwa where there was the old Ava Bon Zan Monastery on our return to Mandalay.