Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Kalaw | Pindaya | Myanmar
03 Dec 2015 | Thu
Day 15 of 46
Pindaya Caves are an awe-inspiring sight in Myanmar that attracts tourists from around the world. Located in the Shan State, Pindaya Caves are a complex of over 8,000 Buddha images of various shapes and sizes situated inside limestone caves. The caves have been a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists since ancient times and are considered one of the most important religious sites in Myanmar.
The main cave is over 200 meters long with two entrances, and visitors can climb up to 60 feet (ca. 18 m) to view more than 10 levels of statues. Among these statues range from large ones made out of cement to small figures made out of alabaster, teak wood, and even lacquerware.
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 (it’s a bit out of the way) but I worked with the tour company to fit it in – after seeing it now, we are so glad we did!