One of the most marvelous destinations in Hpa An is no doubt the Kawgun Cave. It is 13 km distance from the town of Hpa An. Generally believed, the temple cave was commissioned by a Mon Queen in the 7th century, so it is a sacred site for the ethnic Mon to come here and worship.

Kawgun Cave, Hpa An

Kawgun Cave, Hpa An

Despite early ancient construction, thousands of Buddhas statues in Kawgun cave are still in excellent condition with various ages, shapes, expressions and poses. The thing that makes visitors ‘wow’ here is undoubtedly the wall sculptures. Many small Buddhas images were carved unbelievably sophisticated on the wall and all the way to its ceiling. Kawgun cave is of great value for history, religion, culture and architecture to study the former Burmese. For photographers, this is an ideal place for inspiration and creativity.

Standing Buddha image in Kawgun Cave

Standing Buddha image in Kawgun Cave

This spectacular 7th artwork has never failed to amaze visitors regardless of their age, profession and career. Although Hpa An is well-known for natural marvels of several limestone caves, Kawgun’s unique beauty would definitely attract more tourists to come as well as preservation from the local government.

Inside Kawgun Cave

Inside Kawgun Cave