Pindaya Caves is one of the most wonderful places in Myanmar located near the town of Pindaya in Shan State. It is famous for its extensive limestone caves that has more than 8,000 Buddha images, made of wood, marble, lacquer, brick, stone and bronze and Shwe U Min Paya and pleasant Boutaloke Lake which is set amongst huge old trees. The handicraft production of Shan Bamboo hat and umbrella and Shan Paper made out of Mulberry tree are also the attraction of Pindaya. Visitors can absorb the Pa – O and Danu villages of the countryside. Pindaya is situated at about 1,200 metres above sea level and is surrounded by hill tribe villages. Devoted Buddhist pilgrims have placed the images over the centuries and the collection is unique and well worth seeing. A major handicraft industry in Pindaya is umbrella manufacturing. Handmade from paper, the umbrellas can be seen in several workshops in town.
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