Are you brave enough to enter? – Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35) — Geocache of the Week

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Explore deep into the past for the hidden treasure. Photo by the CO
Explore deep into the past for the hidden treasure. Photo by the CO

Geocache Name:

Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2/3

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Geocaching is all about inspiring adventure—and what better way to have an adventure than to search through ancient temples for a hidden treasure? This geocache not only shows you some of the history of Myanmar, but also takes you on an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt.

What geocachers have to say:

“Definitely the best geocache in Bagan for those who like an adventure. On the trip we even saw some human remains nearby that where pretty creepy but only because we took a wrong turning! The monastery was pretty crazy and doing the cache was a great experience. Really felt like Indiana Jones!” – Resetti

“Really creepy but funny. It was one of the most adventurous location we have done.” – Nomad is Beautiful

“i was really like Indiana Jones. And nice view from above.Thanks for heavenly adventure.” – roberttcl007

What the geocache owner, Heiwender, has to say:

“3 days I rode with my bike across the plains looking for little pieces to discover. So I also crossed the Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex, a wonderful smaller temple complex you usually don`t find in any guide book but its a great spot to view sunset or just hanging out on a wide terrace.
By discovering the temple I also found a hole in the wall, some old buddha statues right inside. I took my torch a found this hidden corridor and when I reached the end I knew that this the perfect spot for a geocache. So I bought a souvenir-box and improvised a logbook. I gladly also found a local who was up to took maintenance but so far he had nothing to do. Whenever somethings wrong the next cacher takes care and almost everyone writes the same: “I really felt like Indiana Jones”. It`s great to leave something on a very special place I have strong memories on and also see that most of the people enjoy this spot so much like me. I got some favorite points and in this case I think it`s not a special caching box but a little adventure on a very special place. I also gets you a little bit thrilled to enter a black hole in a left and lonely temple in the middle of nowhere not knowing whats expecting you inside.”

Photos:

Along the road in Bagan. Photo by geocacher cachecarrie
Along the road in Bagan. Photo by geocacher cachecarrie
Are you brave enough to enter the pitch black hidden chamber? Photo by geocacher Harold's Hawks
Are you brave enough to enter the pitch black hidden chamber? Photo by geocacher Harold’s Hawks
These three after making the find! Photo by geocacher Free family
These three after making the find! Photo by geocacher Free family
A view of Bagan. Photo by geocacher Dirkverschuren
A view of Bagan. Photo by geocacher Dirkverschuren

 

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Discover a place you never knew existed — Pricovy Wind Mill (GC103GY) — Geocache of the Week

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The ruins of a once-great windmill. Photo by geocacher Kpypl
The ruins of a once-great windmill. Photo by geocacher Kpypl

Geocache Name:

Vetrny mlyn u Pricov / Pricovy Wind Mill (GC103GY)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2.5/2

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

When geocachers are asked, “What’s your favorite part of geocaching?” one of the most common answers is, “It brings me to places I never knew existed.” This geocache in the Czech Republic is a perfect example of that. Once at GZ, geocachers will discover the ruins of the Pricovy Windmill. This windmill is a great example of 16th century industrial architecture that often goes overlooked. Find this cache and you’ll find a piece of history!

 

 

Photos:

Another fantastic shot of the windmill. Photo by geocacher zuluzuk
Another fantastic shot of the windmill. Photo by geocacher zuluzuk
The geo-force is strong with this one. Photo by geocacher Bukkowski
The geo-force is strong with this one. Photo by geocacher Bukkowski
Another view of the former windmill. Photo by geocacher blackjohn
Another view of the former windmill. Photo by geocacher blackjohn

 

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If you build it, they will cache. — “1988 Field of Dreams” (GC359Z4) — Geocache of the Week

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If you build it, they will cache. Photo by geocacher RVtrvlkids
If you build it, they will cache. Photo by geocacher RVtrvlkids

Geocache Name:

“1988 Field of Dreams” (GC359Z4)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1.5/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

There are quite a few geocaches hidden at movie sets around the world, including the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. To celebrate the beginning of the 2015 Major League Baseball season in the United States, this geocache takes us to a pretty famous place in baseball history. If you’ve seen the 1988 film “Field of Dreams”, you’ll most likely recognize exactly where this geocache is.

What geocachers have to say:

“I ended up completely altering my original plans just to visit here. I had originally planned to take 380 down to Cedar Rapids and then catch 80 out of Iowa. Then I remembered this site and decided to see where it was. Turns out, it wasn’t too far off the route I was already on. So I just HAD to detour and check it out. Got here early in the morning. What a cool place! The cache took me way longer to find than it really should have, but I got it. Then I wandered down to the house and ballfield. Looks a lot different in winter than it did in the movie. I took the time to wander around and snap some photos and of course, walk the bases. Based on the footprints in the snow, I’m not the only one to do so recently. It is so cool that they preserved this place exactly how it appeared in the movie. How cool is that? I will have to return here some day when the field isn’t partially covered in snow and the corn is actually up. Thanks for bringing me to this awesome location today!” – Tsmola

“This was a focus cache, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I have seen this movie a few times, and seeing the movie set was thrilling! Walked around the bases, and wandered out into the corn field was exciting! Thanks so much for placing this cache, as I wouldn’t have never seen this place without it.” – outsiders2

“Another must visit cache on our 7 day road trip with outsiders2 and Dr. House. We all remember watching the movie probably more than a few times. Took some time out of the schedule and became tourists and take many photos and even bought a few souvenirs. TFTC” – DDTKR

What the geocache owner, The-DuHawks, have to say:

On the favorite points and positive logs: “I think it is wonderful. It is a special place for me. In the final scene of the movie, when all the cars were driving, with their lights on, to the Field, my parents, who were in their 70’s, were driving one of the cars. I find it unbelievable that, even after 25 years, there are 1,000’s of people visiting the Field of Dreams every year.”

 

Photos:

Don't be afraid to come out and get a few hits in. Photo by geocacher Drew136
Don’t be afraid to come out and get a few hits in. Photo by geocacher Drew136
At the entrance. Photo by geocacher Hack1of2
At the entrance. Photo by geocacher Hack1of2
The house from the movie. Photo by geocacher PJM (Iowa/Nederland)
The house from the movie. Photo by geocacher PJM (Iowa/Nederland)

 

Check out this video of this geocache from the Geocaching Vlogger:

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Oh, the huge manatee! — Bubbles! (GC1VQ12) — Geocache of the Week

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Aww. Hugs for Bubbles. Photo by geocacher lorriebird
Aww. Hugs for Bubbles. Photo by geocacher lorriebird

Geocache Name:

Bubbles! (GC1VQ12)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1.5/1

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

It’s been said that the best part of geocaching isn’t what you find, but who. And while out geocaching, you never know who (or what) you’ll meet. In the case of the Geocache of the Week, you’ll meet Bubbles, a giant manatee that likes to dress up for different holidays.Who knew manatees were so stylish?

What geocachers have to say:

“Found this morning. Bubbles had her Easter hat on. How cute! Thanks sheppardnik for bringing us here. We took several pictures with Bubbles.” – Livingourdream 2

“Great place for a cache and great photo op. Found the cache and posed for a quick pic with Bubbles. This one gets a favorite from us. TFTC” – Grand Illusion Crew

“How cute is this for a geocache!? Love it!” – HelloSweetie

 

Photos:

I never knew there were Irish manatees. Photo by geocacher jkandkt
I never knew there were Irish manatees. Photo by geocacher jkandkt
Rabbitee? Manabbit? Either way, here's Bubbles. Photo by geocacher Teachbs65
Rabbitee? Manabbit? Either way, here’s Bubbles. Photo by geocacher Teachbs65
Bubbles is ready to party. Photo by geocacher safechrisLaurie
Bubbles is ready to party. Photo by geocacher safechrisLaurie

 

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Journey to the Center of the EarthCache

Earlier this year, the Geocaching HQ video team followed a team of brave geocachers on an endeavor that is unprecedented in the Geocaching world. Their ultimate goal: to find the most difficult EarthCache in the world. The video detailing their journey is now live for the geocaching community.

EarthCaches were created as a joint partnership with Geocaching.com and the Geological Society of America. There’s no physical container, but each EarthCache teaches you an Earth science lesson. Once at the coordinates, geocachers must answer certain questions in order to log a find.

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