Famous for its cave, Pindaya is another popular destination in the Inle region. Set in a limestone cliff and accessible by steps or an elevator, Pindaya offers stunning views of Pindaya lake and the tranquil countryside below. At the entrance of the cave, you can see a sculpture of a prince aiming his arrow towards a giant spider, referring to an ancient legend of a prince and princess believed to be the ancestors of the local folk of Pindaya.

The cave itself houses more than 8,000 Buddha images of various sizes carved out of a multitude of materials. Inside the cave, you can traverse a winding maze of small alleyways filled with Buddha images. Here’s an interesting trivia: many locals believe that this cave leads to the ancient city of Bagan. Pindaya is also well known for its Shan Paper and umbrella workshops, where you can learn how paper is processed from Mulberry trees and made into a wide range of goods.

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Pindaya Cave

The cave is believed to be 200 million years old and since ancient times it has
been a place to worship. It has thousands of Buddha Images made from various
materials, such as teak wood, marble, alabaster, brick, cement and lacquer.

Shan Paper Umbrella Workshop

Pindaya is also known for its Shan Paper. Tourists can visit their workshop
who demonstrates the step by step process and sells hand-painted umbrellas
and souvenirs.

5 day-market

During the market day,people from different ethnic groups will come down to
the market and sell their unique products. It is a good time to explore local
products and observe the interaction between the locals.


There are a lot of trekking routes offering spectacular view of the mountains
and passing through agricultural fields including tea and coffee plantation.
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