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Cave monastery; still active

Brought here by tour guide. Series of cool caves/tunnels to escape the heat. Monks still live... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
sactokw
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excellent

it´s a monastery where the monks live underground and it´s very ascetic. it´s still in use. worth... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
GerardoM946
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18 Jul 2017
“Meditation caves”
20 Feb 2017
“Cave monastery; still active”
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We spent an hour or two trying to find these caves due to incorrect map location on trip advisor (correction has been provided), thankfully we persisted and found this part of Old bagan, near Thambula Temple. These caves are a little off the usual tourist...More

2  Thank JAMSinYangon
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Brought here by tour guide. Series of cool caves/tunnels to escape the heat. Monks still live there. Per guide, one of the sleeping cots belongs to an arhat who had died a few years ago. Cool monastery; worth a look.

1  Thank sactokw
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We liked the idea of a different kind of sight in Bagan. The temple next yo the cave has nice carvings and wall paintings. But the cave tunnels were barren bar two altars. Not worth the trip if not already there.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

it´s a monastery where the monks live underground and it´s very ascetic. it´s still in use. worth visiting

Thank GerardoM946
Reviewed 18 August 2016

To give this place a Buddhist feel someone has installed 2 small gold coloured seated Buddha's surrounded by flashing coloured lights. Apart from that there is absolutely nothing to see here. Don't waste your time coming here. Awful.

Thank Flipnchat
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This buddhist monastery is among a few cave monasteries in Bagan. It is situated in an out skirt area of old Bagan. Less visited by tourists as it has no special feature of architecture nor beauty. But for those who are interest in mediation this...More

Thank Chatt215
Reviewed 20 July 2016

As all the other temples are above ground we found the Cave Monastery quite interesting. To see how the monks lived and meditated in such a secluded place was really impressive.

Thank catztravelling
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

The cave monastery looks abandoned save for 2 small alters. There is no lighting whatsoever and you will have to rely on your own torch or the light from your mobile phone.

Thank chetchew
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Cannot understand all of the less than positive reviews of this Monastery. How many other Monasteries do we know of that are underground? Never mind the negatives, my wife and I found the concept of putting a Monastery underground so that one would be less...More

Thank Cibarious
Reviewed 5 February 2015

This Cave Monastery its a very interesting thing to do in Bagan and I'm surprised with so many negatives reviews about this place. Yes, its mainly a cave but still its an underground temple in an area where you have almost 3000 temples on the...More

2  Thank RMartinSDXB
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