Where to find 9000 Buddhas

  • Pindaya Caves, Myanmar

    In the Shan State of Myanmar lies the striking Pindaya Caves. On your holiday to Myanmar, do not miss out on this abode of 9000 Buddhas. You’ll find Buddha images in different styles belonging to different eras dating to the late 18th century or early Konbaung period. From gold plated and teak wood to marble and bronze, this cave houses an amazing collection of Buddha statues. One of the major attraction is the statue of a prince releasing an arrow at a giant spider. Legend has it that seven princesses were bathing in a lake when they were captured by a giant spider who trapped them in a cave. Prince Kummabhaya of Yawnghwe defeated the spider and rescued the princesses.

    1. Path to the Pindaya caves

    Path to the Pindaya caves

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    2. Small gilded Buddha images engraved on the walls of Pindaya caves

    Small gilded Buddha images, Pindaya caves

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    3. Golden Buddha statues in Pindaya Caves

    Pindaya caves

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    4. Giant spider at the entrance of Pindaya Caves

    Giant spider at the entrance of Pindaya Caves

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    5. Statue of a prince releasing an arrow at the giant spider

    Statue of a prince releasing an arrow at the giant spider

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    6. Beautiful Buddha statues exuding divine aura at Pindaya Caves

    Beautiful Buddha statues exuding divine aura

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    7. Pagoda and Buddha statues inside the Pindaya Caves

    Pagoda and Buddha statues inside the Pindaya Caves

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    Best time to visit

    November to February when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing.

    How to reach here

    By flight: Nearest Airport, Yangon International Airport.

    Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur