Saturday, January 24, 2015

Myanmar Adventure Day 3

After a short ride from the city of Hpa-An we went to visit the sacred Kawgun Cave. 

The walls of the the cave are covered in thousands of tiny clay Buddhas and carvings. Some dating as far back as the 17th century.

Over time some of the reliefs have fallen off. But just the sheer amount of Bhuddas and the bright colours make this place well worth the visit

The cave itself is a massive cavern.

King Manuaha created this cave after he was defeated in battle and needed a place to take refuge.

The classic lying buddha which can be seen all over Myanmar.

Buddhists have five precepts that they follow.
*Do not harm other living beings
*Do not steal
*Do not become involved in sexual misconduct
*Do not lie
*Do not take intoxicating drinks or drugs

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