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Amazing and huge cave

It took an hour to get there from Taung Gyi. But the cave is quite large and the distance towards... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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First time

It took me 1 hr and 10 minutes to go there by motorcycle from Taunggyi. This cave has so many... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Little India, Singapore
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30 Dec 2018
“Amazing and huge cave”
13 May 2018
“Great cave for buddhist pilgrims, not so much for tourists who want to see natural caves”
Taunggyi, Myanmar
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

It took an hour to get there from Taung Gyi. But the cave is quite large and the distance towards the end of the cave inside is reasonable good for walking, good for young children as well. It is a religious place, so be mindful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kkmelbourne
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank O8617YQbarbaras
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 582hsuh
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

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank DocRohan
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

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Mayvember m
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

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank HtetAung13
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

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank UATK
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

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank y0rkshire_0wl
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

Date of experience: December 2013
3  Thank MoeLwin
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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