Pindaya – Pindaya Caves
Pindaya Caves is located near the town of Pindaya in Shan State of Myanmar. The southern most cave (only one open to public) extends back into the hillside for about 500 feet or so. This cave is famous for being filled with 9000+ Buddha images (statues) that date back to the late 18th and 19th centuries.
There is also a local legend attached to the caves where seven princesses bathing in a nearby lake were captured by a giant spider and trapped in the cave to be rescued by Prince Kummabhaya of Yawnghwe. This is what is being depicted in the first photo in the series below.
We have always enjoyed visiting/touring caves but this one with all of its Buddha images is quite amazing to see. Pindaya was not originally included in our tour (its a bit out of the way) but I worked with the tour company to fit it in – after seeing it now, I’m so glad I did!
Gallery – Pindaya Caves
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