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If you are interested in ancient history

Many buddha statues in the cave with lots of stalactite and stalagmites. A few people on staffcan... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MyaA4
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Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Really quite remarkable

A good use of half a day's trip from Kalaw. About 75 mins in the car each way. The caves... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
njfreeman2015
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Travellers talk about
“natural cave” (9 reviews)
“upper cave” (7 reviews)
“buddha images” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Oo Min Road, Kalaw, Myanmar
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"shapes and sizes"
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"worth a visit"
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"gold buddhas"
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"bare feet"
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"giant spider"
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"cave system"
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"entrance fee"
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"day trip"
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"shan state"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many buddha statues in the cave with lots of stalactite and stalagmites. A few people on staffcan explain to you about the history of some buddha statues and beliefs associated with it. When, what it is made if. Some of them really old and some...More

Thank MyaA4
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

A good use of half a day's trip from Kalaw. About 75 mins in the car each way. The caves themselves are quite dramatic, located up a mountain outcrop. The many Buddha statues add to the aura of the place, which is well lit and...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Another breathtaking cave with precious buddhas. I was the only tourist there and completely alone in this cave. Outstanding buddha statues in a labyrinth caught my eye and it is completely different to the Pindaya cave. All the tourist who don’t understand the buddhist religion...More

Thank Zwillingsseele
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We went there with the aid of google map. Some road to this cave are gated by military men, but just fine to pass the gate Many pagodas and good to shoot a lot of photos There are two caves; upper cave and lower cave...More

Thank Yan_Ryan
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

While there aren't much to visit, this caves and pagoda is a must place if you decide to spend some time within Kalaw. This can be said something different than usual ones as tourist or local attractions if you pay attention closely. During rainy season,...More

Thank NyanKyaw
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Sorry to say but this site was a huge disappointment. The approach looked like a theme park and inside did not dispel the notion!

Thank HKinsey
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

After traveling around for a while, and admittedly having a rather short attention span when it comes to temples and pagodas, I found Shwe Oo Min Paya to be a breath of fresh air. I had great fun exploring through the caves! I walked here...More

Thank geck0mike
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Small caves but plenty of Buddhas inside - randomly placed. Short walking path. Pagodas outside. Not much historical value. Quite well maintained. Guide not needed. Observe dress code

Thank ngung chia s
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Wow what an amazing place. We went through all the caves and it was an experience for sure. We walked there from town and it was a lovely walk meeting locals along the way. Do yourself a favour and go there.

Thank Jenny C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this cave pagoda it's nice to visit something different than the standard red and gold pagoda. Go, it's great

Thank Billy W
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olenairl
7 December 2017|
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Response from soyamilk09 | Reviewed this property |
The travel distance from Inle to Kalaw takes around 3 hours. The round trip from Kalaw to Pindya caves takes 5 hours. Hire a taxi driver to tour around within Kalaw for one day charged 25000 kyats (USD 19). I got the driver... More
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CoconutMiracle
12 September 2016|
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Response from rahulmachal | Reviewed this property |
Hey! I am sorry but I never took a taxi for such long journey. Buses are pretty convenient, though. Quite comfortable and they have night buses so, it's easier to travel. Sorry, I wish I could be of some more help.. Or... More
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