U Min Thonze (ဥမင်သုံးဆယ်)
‘Thirty Tunnels’ or
‘Cave of Thirty’. Name of
a Buddhist hilltop-cave temple on Nga-pha, i.e.
one of the 37 hills of Sagaing, near Mandalay, of which the shape
is said to resemble a frog, and which is accessible by the Frog Hill
edifice, built against the face of a slope, has 30 tunnel-shaped
entrance gates, hence its name. Inside
it features a row of 45
seated in the
pose, i.e. one for each of the
years that the
on this earth, that is to say 45 years counting from his
at the age of 35 until his death
at the age of 80.
See also TRAVEL PICTURES and