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  Pindaya Caves

 

Myanmar

The Pindaya Caves consist of three separate caves of which the southern one is open to the public. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and has several rooms and halls, each dotted with Buddha images (fig.).

 

The limestone grottoes are thought to have been in use as a Buddhist spot since the 18th century and are located on a steep mountain ridge, which can be reached by a lengthy set of roof-covered stairs, or by road and a lift.

 

  Pindaya Caves

 

  Pindaya Caves

 

Buddhist novices visiting the southern cave perform a thaksinahwat by walking three times around a circular platform. According to a legend, a blocked-off path at the end of the cave leads to the ancient city of Pagan.

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