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Inle Lake environs Sagar Kakku Pindaya Kalaw Taunggyi
Pindaya is a small town of Burmese dialect speaking Danu people, located in a fertile valley bordered by 1700-meter high mountain range in the west. The road to Pindaya is highly scenic, whether you come from Inle Lake, Kalaw, Mandalay or Bagan, especially the road segment between sizeable town Aung Ban and Pindaya. The multi-color fields, ethnic villages, buffalo cowboys, bamboo hat makers, orange farms, Chayote shelves, bullock carts loaded with cabbages, Pine tree clad hills and farms with different vegetations could make you an interesting and pleasurable rolling hill drive. There is a huge lake in the middle of the town, and it is related with the fascinating stories of Pindaya caves. The caves of Pindaya are the naturally formed last 200-million years ago. The southernmost cave is the main cave and home to over 8,000 ancient Buddha images made from different material such as alabaster, teak, lacquer, bamboo, cement, and marble. Some images date more than 300-years. And the cave entrance provides breathtaking views of entire Pindaya valley and Pontalouk Lake. There are also a few comfortable hotels, for those who don’t like to drive back on the same-day or who wants to explore tribe villages. Pindaya can be visited easily from Heho and then overnight in Kalaw or Inle Lake if you fly either from Bagan, Yangon, or Mandalay. It can be visited from Mandalay by road on the way to Kalaw or Inle Lake. And it can be reached direct from Bagan or Mt Popa within a day if you plan to stay overnight in Pindaya.














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