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Pindaya, Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pindaya Caves situated near Heho Airport, Myanmar in September 2018. The cave entrance situated close to the top of Pindaya hill and the motorway ends about 100 feet away and from there have to climbed about 50 steps. From there can go by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jayantha Badran... S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be surrounded by thousands of Buddha inside this limestone caves. You can find different sizes and styles. There's two Buddha in black colors too! It's gorgeous by just looking at these Buddhas in such a quiet and peaceful place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 184leungt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite an experience to wander the corridors of the cave and see Buddha statues of all sizes on the floor, in niches on the walls and set on pedestals. The lift up to the cave is a blot on the landscape but it beats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The historical cave in pindaya. So many buddha images in this cave.many thousands buddha images which are so impressive. You worth visit to this cave.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thayar556
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Very busy, be prepared to push and get squashed in places. Was amazed by everything I saw and would go back

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracy L
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

we were there with my family . i like the place . historical place .you much vusit . highly recommend .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Annabelle A
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

With 8090 buddha statues with different sizes;shwe u min cave offered one of the unique scene in Myanmar.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank heinthetraveller
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Interesting place. An unusual sight. There are over 8000 Buddha images inside the caves, made from different materials (marble, brick, lacquer...), and representing Buddhist iconography from different periods of time. Pindaya is a charming town, maybe we'll be back next time, and spend some days...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Centaine M
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

A nice cave from Nyaung Shwe, We Drive to pindaya' at least two hour 🙂 Realy nice alot pagoda to 🙂The Pindaya caves are one of the most interesting places, we visited in Myanmar. Buddhas of all sizes, that in the time of our visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandeep M
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

A nice trip from Nyaung Shwe. The two hour drive to the caves is a nice way to see something of Myanmar. At the end are the caves that are rewarding enough. It’s amount of Buddha’s is overwhelming and it is nice to walk through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 30, 2017|
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Response from travella2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if I can help you as we flew from Yangon to Heho & then had a 2hr bus drive to Pindaya, The caves are certainly worth the visit. We stayed overnight In Pindaya then went by bus to Nyuang Shwe - Inle Lake... More
Ian G
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Curtisticalism | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is possible. Usually if you hire a taxi for the whole day, the driver will let you know the default touring places of the day that will be covered by him. U may want to start the journey earlier so that you could hop... More
Linda R
July 20, 2016|
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Response from Allgoodthyngs | Reviewed this property |
Hi, have you tried making enquiries at the caves? We were told that the cave is not accepting any more Buddhas at this time and we were there as the last Buddha was put into place. However I expect they will make... More
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Bruges, Belgium
Best trekking Kalaw, Pindaya, Inle Lake (1 Replies)
We will be staying in Kalaw and would like to do a 2 day trekking or a 2,5 days trekking (taking into account that we visit the Pindaya caves in the morning on day 1 and then in the afternoon start the trekking to Inle). So far that the most obvious way is to start from Kalaw and go to Inle. As we will also be visiting the Pindaya Caves, we could also do a trekking from there. Can anyone recommend a trekking that is really worthwhile, because of the landscape, the village tribes...
January 26, 2015|
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Day trip to Pindaya Caves from Lake Inle or Kalaw? (4 Replies)
Hi We're planning to fly from Yangon to Heho and taxi on to Kalaw. Will stay a couple of days then hike from Kalaw to Lake Inle. We would also like to do a day trip to Pindaya Caves. Is it best to do this from Kalaw or Lake Inle? Thanks!
May 03, 2016|
Response fromDave n|
you could do it from either place..... Kalaw is a bit closer and goes via Aungban, from Nyaungshwe you go via Heho. Another option, if you have time when you fly in, is to take the taxi straight to Pindaya Caves, then to Kalaw.
Cupertino, California
Heho airport to Pindaya caves driving time (2 Replies)
By car, what is the driving time between Heho airport and the Pindaya Caves? Many thanks for your help.
January 29, 2013|
Response fromkkym|
About 2 hrs.