Hillside Of The Pindaya Caves

Hillside Of The Pindaya Caves
 A quiet morning in the Shan State.

A quiet morning in the Shan State.

Deep inside the lush jungles of Myanmar lies the Shan State  town of Pindaya. Like the rest of the country, Buddhism is prevalent everywhere, and is part of everyday life. But this hill is different from the other hills. Its ridge has three separate caves, of which only one is accessible.

What is inside this one cave though, is incredible. Over 8,000 images of Buddha, primarily in statue form. Driving part way up the hill, and then taking a glass elevator further up brings you near the cave's entrance. Looking out, on this foggy morning, stupas and pagodas decorate the hillside in a shroud of mystery enticing visitors to come inside and explore the cave for themself.