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Pindaya Caves - Things to Know Before Visiting

Pindaya Caves, Myanmar (Burma)


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About Pindaya Caves

The Pindaya Caves are not so much a natural wonder as an intriguing pilgrimage site, where you can see thousands of Buddhist statues that have accumulated since the spot first became a place of worship sometime in the 18th century. There is a pair of sweating Buddha images. For some reason, moisture only appears on these two statues, making them especially popular with pilgrims, who compete with each other for a chance to wipe away the “perspiration” that constantly covers them.

Attractions Near Pindaya Caves

Inle Lake
Inle Lake46.4km from Pindaya Caves

Inle Lake is another UNESCO protected site in Myanmar, the lake his home to the Intha people whose traditional one leg-rowing technique is one of the images closely to associated to tourism in Myanmar. It is best to hire a boat and be driven around to the various farming locations, which occur on the lake and visit homes, which are also built into the lake. An island on Inle Lake has been dedicated to growing the numbers of the Burmese Cat.

Phaung Daw Oo Paya Pagoda, Ywama Village

The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is located in Ywama and is an important religious site in the Shan State. The central shrine in the main hall of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda houses five small golden Buddha images. The Buddha images have been covered with so many gold leaves that it is impossible to see their original structure. A visit to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is normally included in the boat tour packages on Inle Lake.

Shwe Inn Dein Pagoda
Shwe Inn Dein Pagoda55.71km from Pindaya Caves

A group of Buddhist pagodas which was located in the beautiful village of indein. The pagodas were commissioned during the reign of King Narapatisithu. it was one of the key attractions in this area.

Alodaw Pauk Pagoda
Alodaw Pauk Pagoda58.15km from Pindaya Caves

Alodaw Pauk Pagoda is situated in Nampan Village, Nyaung Shwe Township, southern Shan state. It was one of the most seasoned holy places on Inle Lake, remains on stilts, worked by King Thri Dhamma. The pagoda was first named by the Innphaya Pagoda, after that, it changed to Yadana Pagoda lastly Alodaw Pagoda as it is currently. It is one of 84000 pagodas worked by King Thiri Dhamma Thawka.

National Kandawgyi Gardens
National Kandawgyi Gardens120.28km from Pindaya Caves

The National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens is a 177-hectare botanical garden located in the Alpine town of Pyin U Lwin, Burma, situated at an elevation of 1000 metres and 69 km by road from Mandalay. The current official name is National Kandawgyi Garden. It was one of the key attraction in this area and a lot of tourists visits this place every year.

Vérochana Jade Pagoda
Vérochana Jade Pagoda122.45km from Pindaya Caves

Kyauksein Pagoda, formally known as the Varocana Kyauksein Zedi, is a Buddhist pagoda located in the outskirts of Amarapura, Mandalay Region, Myanmar. The pagoda itself is covered over 10,000 long tons of jade, rising to a height of 75 feet 6 inches, and is reputed to be the world's first jade pagoda. It was now one of the famous places in this area and is also a historically important place.

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The state gets its name from Burmese name for the Tai people: "Shan people".