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This picture shows the Kawtgon Cave, which is not far away from Hpa An, the capital town of the Kayin State.

The cave is a very important buddhistic and archaeological site. Its origins date back to the 7th century. Sometime it is called the cave of the 10.000 Buddhas, but in my opinion there are much more buddha images and statues to explore here.
Unfortunately this cave is threatened because the government runs a nearby cement plant. The huge Limestone mountains around here are blasted away using dynamite to be used by the plant. These eruptions are the reason for the very old stone carvings falling down from the cave walls. Look here for more information: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=10543

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