Pindaya Caves

The main reason for journeying to the town of Pindaya in Burma is to visit the Pindaya Caves. As Wikipedia tells us,

"The Pindaya Caves, located next to the town of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) are a Buddhist pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction located on a limestone ridge in the Myelat region. There are three 'caves' on the ridge which runs north-south, but only the southern cave can be entered and explored. It is not known whether the other two penetrate for any extended distance into the hillside.

"The southernmost Pindaya cave can be entered and extends for about 490 feet along a well-worn path. It is known for its interior which contains over 8,000 images of Buddha. Some of the older statues and images in the cave have inscriptions dating to the late 18th century, or early Konbaung period, and the earliest one dates from 1773."

As one can see from these photos, the profusion and richness of the cave is truly amazing. Click the photos to enlarge them.





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This page contains a single entry by Victor Bloomfield published on January 24, 2013 9:16 AM.

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