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Hmya tha & Thamiwhet Umin

Type of monument : Cave Temple
Location : Southeast of Nyaung U
Region : Nyaung U & Wetkyi-In
Built by : Unknown
Date : 13th Century
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These twin cave-temples are about half a mile southeast of Nyaung U and are subterranean passages which were used as residences of the Buddhist monks in the almost torrid climate of Bagan. The cave created a place of cool tranquility conductive to prayer and meditation.

Thamiwhet is a cave fromed by digging into the side of a hill and contains a stone inscription.

SITTING BUDDHA IMAGES INSIDE THE CAVE
 

It is constructed with zig-zag corridors as the principal features of the building. Dug into hillsides of the sandstone hills, the caves date from the 13th century.

STANDING BUDDHA IMAGES INSIDE THE CAVE
 

Thamiwhet Umin contains an image of the Buddha, murals and a stone inscription belonging to the 15th century

CAVE PASSAGES AND ANCIENT MURAL PAINTINGS
 

 


 

 
   

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