Pinn Da Ya Attraction
Pindaya Caves Myanmar
A strange and somewhat kitschy mix of the Myanmar artificial and natural and the commercial and holy, the pindaya caves, in a limestone rage overlooking the lake, are announced for miles around by the temple like structure covering the ramp and lift to the entrance. Once inside it is difficult not to succumb to Myanmar Buddha fatigue, as over 8000 Buddha images made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement have been arranged over the centuries to form a sea of serene faces in the labyrinthine cave chambers. Small plaques below most advertise the name and nationalities of the donors in Myanmar.
Northwest of Pindaya, near the Myanmar village of Ye Ngan, is the most important prehistoric site in Myanmar. The interior of one of the caves is decorated with the remains of very old Myanmar (Burma) paintings estimates extend to 11000 years of animal and human subjects, not unlike Neolithic cave paintings in Europe. Some visitors reckon that these caves, which were discovered in 1969, are more atmospheric than the heavily touristed Pindaya caves.