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Over 8,000 Buddha statues cover every nook and cranny in the Pindaya Caves

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Visit Pindaya, Myanmar (Burma)

Set amidst the beautiful countryside of Shan State, Pindaya is most famous for its extensive cave network which houses a huge selection of Buddha images.

Pindaya, Myanmar (Burma)

Pindaya is a pretty town set amidst the beautiful countryside of Shan State. In April/May, the surrounding rolling hills turn a sunburnt red where you could be mistaken for the olive groves of Andalucia.

The town is most famous for its extensive cave network which houses a huge selection of Buddha images. It's also known for its handicrafts and you can visit a small factory that makes paper parasols and see the full process from the paper making to the hand painted decorations as well as observing locals making the famous Burmese cheroots. This is a great base for gentle walks to local villages or embarking on steeper treks into the Shan hills.

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