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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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Suggested itineraries featuring Pindaya

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    Accommodation choices for Pindaya

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Pindaya. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Pindaya Inle Inn, Pindaya

      Pindaya Inle Inn

      Simple

      The Pindaya Inle Inn offers good service and attention to detail for a simple property. The hotel is within walking distance from the lake, has comfortable rooms and is an ideal base for exploring the area.

    Ideas for experiencing Pindaya

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Pindaya, and which use the best local guides.

    • Visit to Thay et Pya village near Pindaya
      Local house at Thay et Pya village, PIndaya

      Visit to Thay et Pya village near Pindaya

      Visit to Thay et Pya village near Pindaya

      The village of Thay et Pya is a 30 minute drive from the town of Pindaya in Shan State. It's a charming, well-kept village and is home to Danu families - an ethnic group of the Shan people.

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