Dat Taw Taung Cave

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Location: Ye Baw Gyi. Located on a mountaon top above Kado.
45km southeast of Mandalay, 15km east of KyaukSe. 45min walk uphill on steep staircases.
Open: All year daily 9-17.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: electric
Guided tours: self guided, D=1h.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Dat Taw Taung Cave, Tel: +95-, Fax: +95-,
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Dat Taw Taung Cave is located on top of Dat Taw Taung mountain east of Kyaukse. The Dat-taw-taungpwe (Mountain Festival) is usually held on 14th waxing day and Tabaung full moon day. We guess normal tourists should avoid those dates, except if you are especially fond of crowded religious events. You should plan at least 45 minutes for the walk uphill, and take enough water and use a hat and sun protection.

The cave is quite big and located in the limestone peak. There are numerous buddha statues and stupas inside, but also quite impressive speleothems with huge stalagmites. There is a golden sleeping buddha and numeroud stalagmites have stupas on top. A path goes up to the ridge of the mountain with more stupas and an outlook which offers a great view. Tour operators tend to plan this place for the afternoon, because the sunset is quite spectacular.