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Pindaya Caves
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Pindaya
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“loved it”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Some people might just say that this is just a cave filled with buddhas. Whilst this is technically correct, the sheer amount and different styles make it fascinating. The view from outside is also amazing, looking down over the lake and town. The story of the caves is also interesting, however if you don't like spiders, keep your head down on the way in as the giant model outside is rather scary!

Visited February 2014
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“If you like Boedha”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

With over 9000 statues of Boedha of different materials, its a little strange for a European.
Nice cave, sometimes very slippery. If you are nearby you can spend some time here but it is not worth a detour. Nice view from the staircase on the surrounding valley.
Not accessable by wheelchair due to the very narrow passages within the cave

Visited March 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Spider Cave”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Heading through to Taungi from Mandalay, we made a pit-stop at this pretty cool and very weirdly laid out place.

Greeted with a giant spider we made our way up the many steps to the entrance of the cave.

There is an entrance fee for tourists (luckily I was travelling with my Burmese expat parents - so no entry fee for me! - however entry is a few dollars)

Once in the 'Main Lobby?' of the cave, take a trip downstairs to the affectionately known 'Buddha Maze' you will get lost, if you don't follow the sings, but it's easy to find your way back out - so don't panic.

Once you're done exploring the caves, head back up and take in the view of from the bridge - which kind of expands over the cliff edge - not a GREAT view, but it's pretty cool.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“700 steps to climb to the main attraction.”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We arrived late in the afternoon, it was crowded. We were the only western tourists there, so a centre of attraction.
The steps are very dirty, monkey pee etc on the steps.. Of course you have no shoes on, so watch were you walk.. The monkeys are everywhere, and you are encouraged to buy corn to feed them. Worth a visit if you have the energy and time to climb…

Visited March 2014
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Bronte, Australia
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“Fabulous Pintaya”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

 From our Conqueror Hotel we could see the Pindaya Caves, the covered pathways up to the caves for the devotees and the lift structure to the entrance of the caves from the drop off point for those being transported up. Thousands of Buddha Images placed there by pilgrims
over many centuries greet you as you enter the main cave. A maze of images of every size, of gold leaf, bronze, marble and alabaster. Some are draped with rich cloaks, to keep the Buddha warm. Fab. lunch at the beautiful Green Tea Restaurant by the lake and great stay at the Conqueror Hotel, the umbrella factory and the Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung teak monastery highlights on our way to Inle Lake

Visited February 2014
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