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Great cave for buddhist pilgrims, not so much for tourists who want to see natural caves

The cave is impressive, however, much of its natural beauty is now framed by buddha statues and... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Barbara S
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Not much

The US$20 entrance fee for foreigners is too steep for such a small cave compared to others I have... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
5flower
,
USA
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13 May 2018
“Great cave for buddhist pilgrims, not so much for tourists who want to see natural caves”
6 May 2018
“Not much”
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The cave is impressive, however, much of its natural beauty is now framed by buddha statues and cement floors. Great for buddhists to pray and meditate. For Western tourists, inform yourselves before. The 20$ entrance fee is my opinion too high for the experience. I...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The US$20 entrance fee for foreigners is too steep for such a small cave compared to others I have visited elsewhere. There are too many Buddhist idols which are good for Buddhists but tarnished the original beauty of the cave.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

It took me 1 hr and 10 minutes to go there by motorcycle from Taunggyi. This cave has so many stalactites, but as a buddhist view, architecture of some statues are disappointing.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

After having visited some famous caves like Luray caverns, Congo caves, Waitomo caves, I wasn't very keen on visiting Htam Sam but the locals here insisted me to take an hours log journey from Taungyii to visit this place. Approach road is good. 20 USD...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

It's one of the musts to see in Southern Shan State. It's such an amazing natural cave, but they do not let your vehicles go right in front of the cave. So you'll need to walk down a very sunny lane to the cave from...More

3  Thank Mayvember m
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Htam Sam Cave is located about one hour drive away from Taunggyi. The cave is damaged by man-made cement statue on the cave wall. I think, the previous cave before statue is more beautiful and prettier than this. But, I suggest you all of your...More

1  Thank HtetAung13
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

It is about an hour drive from Taunggyi. On the way we had breakfast at a little traditional shop next to the KBZ bank in Hopong. A warm yellow tofu dish was superb. My son had a dish of Shan rice noodle and he asked...More

2  Thank UATK
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Htan Sam Cave is about one hour from Taung Gyi. The cave was initially discovered and promoted by an elderly novice monk, and we were lucky to meet him during our visit. The cave is natural cave and quite large with some place about...More

3  Thank y0rkshire_0wl
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The Htan Sam Cave also called the Kham Tan cave depending on who is doing the spelling is located about 26 miles (a good one hour) from Taung Gyi. The drive there is pleasent enough with the usual villages, monasteries, army bases, gas stations along...More

3  Thank MoeLwin
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Sarah A
27 May 2016|
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Response from HtetAung13 | Reviewed this property |
There is the entrance fee for Foreigner at USD 20$ per person. If you need any question, do not hesitate to ask me. Cheers! Htet
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