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Pindaya

Everything you Need to Know about Pindaya

Pindaya Township is situated in the Taunggyi District in Shan State in Burma. It is known for its spectacular limestone caves which have become popular tourist destinations in recent years. Here, in these caves, one can find carvings of Buddha all around, created by devotees.

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Pindaya Attractions

Pindaya is located 45km away from Kalaw. There’s a lot of beautiful landscape to be taken in when travelling from Kalaw to Pindaya. The latter is famous for its limestone caves as well as temples, Danu Village and pagodas.

The Pindaya cave has a length is 490 feet long and is said to have existed for the past 200 million years and is 5,000 metres above sea level. All the sculpture work, carvings and paintings inside these caves are of Lord Buddha and were created by hand by his worshippers.

The maze inside the cave is at its highest point and is mostly used by visitors to pose next to for photographs. A pagoda festival is celebrated at the base of Pindaya Hill which is lined with huge banyan trees. One of the villages of Danu is known as Hgnatpyawtaw and is a popular tourist destination.

At the base of Pindaya Hill is Singaung Monastery, a century old teakwood building which also has a lacquered-bamboo Buddha image. Ponetaloke Lake is another popular attraction at Pindaya.

 

Pindaya Restaurants

Green Tea Restaurant is the one of the few known restaurants in the city.

 

Pindaya Shopping

Green Tea Restaurant is a restaurant in Pindaya which has recently introduced a night market. Some of the items found here include products made of iron by local blacksmiths, wooden sculptures, bamboo-and-paper umbrellas, hand-woven articles, bamboo hats, body massages, cheroot making, clay products and pottery, Burmese snacks, betel nuts and palm leaves.

 

Pindaya Activities

Local people make mulberry paper, umbrellas of local design and other handicrafts to sell them to locals and tourists.

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