Caves in Myanmar

Myanmar Caves

This cave is packed with thousands of Buddha pictures in different styles and sizes. The Pindaya is a city in the Shan state of Myanmar. Situated in the west of the state in the municipality of Pindaya in the district of Taunggyi.

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Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly called, is one of the few lands relatively uncharted by speleologists. At the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century there were many people visiting the caves. It had several renowned caves, such as Pindaya and the Farm Caves.

Very little has been explored about the caves since then, and when Myanmar shut its gates to travelers, it was not simple to visit the caves. However, it is now getting simpler to visit some parts of the land and the speleologists are interested in it again.

There have been a few cave explorations to Myanmar in the last two centuries, but more work has been done by batshearers. Caves were generally confined to the North Shan area. Also in the later 1980' s, it was not possible for aliens to enter the area of the south of the mainland, so that only in 2009 could the first cave explorers enter this area.

The site will contain a collection of information for and after the 2009 edition, which took place from 28 January to 4 February. Additional explorations took place in 2010 and 2011 and were resumed in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The speleologists are becoming more and more interested in Myanmar. Myanmar Cave Documentation Project, Homepage is listing their recent 2016 and 2017 caves.

Myanmar is also a country where lives are evolving. After Aun San Suu Kyi was released from her home detention in November 2010, there seems to be an increasing number of visitors to Myanmar. Please be aware that this page does not include all of Myanmar's karstic areas. - Burma's kars and caves.

  • ATLAS of the Great Caves and Karst of Southeast Asia 2. issue. - Burmese Karst and Caves (Expeditions to Shan States 2011-2013). THE WEBSITE WAS LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER 2009 AND NEW INFORMATION IS SLOWLY BEING ADDED.
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