Burma CavesCaves in Burma
Apropos caves and caves, for those who want to explore their beauties and also want to know something about Buddhism, it is advisable not to miss the following caves in Myanmar. Approximately 100 kilometres from Lake Inle (one of Myanmar's touristic attractions) and 1200 metres above sealevel are the mystical caves of Pindaya.
There are three caves in this system, but only the one in the north can be entered and studied. Therefore the here described cavern will be the one in the north. On the outside, this cavern looks like a buddhistic sanctuary. Several hundred-year-old Banyan tree stands along the road that leads to this caves.
As you enter the caves you will be struck by the vision of 8,000 glowing gold Buddha sculptures dating back to the end of the eighteenth cent. This statue is located between luminous ornamental enthrones in the cavern, which offer a breathtaking look at the inside of the cavern. The caves of Po Win Dong are said to have the biggest and most diverse Buddhist statue and mural collections in Southeast Asia.
There are more than 900 caves in the system, and the unique thing about these caves is that they are completely man-made. Inside the cavern there are frescoes and Buddha sculptures dating back to the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries, which create a hallowed and divine ambience.
This is definitely the right place among the famed caves in Myanmar for Buddhists and those who want to know about Buddhism. When traveling to Hpa-An, the Karen state capitol, don't miss the opportunity to explore the Sadan Caves. It is one of the largest caves in Myanmar, the dimensions of a soccer arena, and the view you will see here is breathtaking.
As many other known caves in Myanmar, the Sadan den has Buddha sculptures at its mouth, and if you go further down, some will be amazed by the temple in the caves. Surroundings in the cavern remain the same. There' s no illumination system here, so that the adventurer can explore the cavern with flares, which would lead to an astonishing adventure.
As soon as you have discovered the Sadan Caves, it is worth visiting the Kawgun Caves. Kawgun Caves is also one of the most attractive places in the village near the city of Hpa-An (about 13 km from the city). Built in the seventh centuary as a sanctuary and sanctuary for Mons to pray.
Though most of the Buddha sculptures in the caves date from antiquity, they are well conserved and have different age groups, forms and postures. It is a great place for those who want to learn about the local Myanmar people's local histories, cultures, architecture and religions. Htam Samave is on the recommended itinerary for those who want to visit caves in Myanmar that are still in primal condition.
More than two centuries ago and not yet fully researched, the grotto with its primal beauties is the perfect place for those who want to be impressed by the building ofature. Inside the cavern is full of stalactite and stalagmite formation that fall from above and rise from the floor, making the cavern appear like a magic room that has been built by non-naturalists.
There is a Buddhistic sanctuary in the centre of the caves for the locals who come to the service. There are many passages inside the case that lead away from the central cavern, which are still fully researched and whose secrets are still concealed and waiting for the adventurer.