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Pindaya Caves, Pindaya

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An important Buddhist pilgrimage site, Pindaya Caves represent a series of limestone caverns known for containing thousands of Buddha images that adorn their walls. Visitors can enter only one cave, 150 m (490 ft) long and filled with Buddha images from floor to ceiling. Admire countless statues and figurines--their number grows every year as pilgrim donate their own relics to this important site. Plan to visit Pindaya Caves and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pindaya attractions using our Pindaya trip planner .
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  • This cave will amaze you with its beauty and authenticity! when you think you've been around, bah you haven't seen anything yet! don't miss the real cave that is a little hidden but reveals thousands of treasures!
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  • A visit to the cave filled with Buddha statues of any size to do absolutely (bare feet as for all pagodas in Burma) if you are in the area. If you take pictures, you will have to pay 300 (local currency) per camera: cheap at all.
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  • The Pindaya cave is an important pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists and an attractive, unusual sights for tourists. The cave is set in a limestone hill in Central Burma not far from Inle Lake. The hill contains three caves, only one of which is open to the public. This cave that is about 150 meters long contains thousands of Buddha images in various styles and from different eras from the early Konbaung dynasty era to present day. Every small corner and nook of the cave is cramped with Buddha images up to the ceiling. Between the images are also a number of small pagodas as well as stalagmites and stalactites. During the course of several centuries thousands of Buddha images have been put inside the cave. Many statues bear the name of the person who donated it. The number of images is constantly growing since people are still adding more, by now there about 9,000. In front of the entrance is a sculpture of a giant spider and a Prince aiming his bow at it. Local legend tells that once a giant spider lived in the cave. One day the spider captured a local Princess and held her captive in the cave. According to the legend, the Prince armed with bow and arrow killed the spider, thus rescuing the Princess.The cave is open daily during daylight hours. Entrance fee is US$ 3 per person.
  • Nice place, there are more than 3000 statues inside this cave. This is a must visit if you travel to inle..
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