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Pindaya Cave About Pindaya Cave
Pindaya, the small town is an exotic destination in southern shan state due to the dwelt of many ethnic minorities; PaO, Paluang, Taungyoe, and Danu..
Pindaya cave is a hug and long-lime stone cave in which thousands of Buddha Images are adorned at every corner and niches of the cave. It is said that the Emperor Asoka (in 236 B.C) of India had visited in this cave and built a small pagoda.
Myanmar historical record states the King "Alaung-si-thu" of Bagan dynasty (1113-1167 A.D) had also visited this cave and donated a small pagoda which can be viewed inside.
About the Pindaya Lake
Pindaya Lake Our hotel is located on the spot of which is related to a rigorous legendary story. It is not completed to say about Pindaya without describing the beautiful lake named "Naga-pattan-pone-ta-loke" which is reputed for its' three distinguish features;
  • This is the lake the bird called "Hintha", the royal duck never land.
  • This is the lake with the clear water without dirt's.
  • This is the lake the lotus flower never grow.
Just imagine, how beautiful of the lake is!
There is also a huge, and long lime stone cave nearby which has an immense historical value.
In days or yore...
The Seven daughters of Deva, the king of celestial being come down to the human abode, and discovered a lake, and they could not help admiring, and eager to have a bath in it. So they undress their cloths, paraphernalia, kept it inside the Cave, and they happily enjoyed the water, then.
After few hours, they went up into the cave with full of satisfaction of bathing, dressed up swiftly, and prepared to go up their celestial abode.
Unluckily, the entrance of the cave was blocked by huge, and strong spider who had already built up its' net. The Seven daughters were captured, and asked for the help with crying and weeping. Unfortunately no one had dare to fight against the Spider, the Hercules.
Days and nights passed away, and the information was handed over to a young price called "Sud-dha-nu" who came out from his palace for the hunting. The prince deadly fought against the Big spider by shooting his Bow, and arrows. Finally, the conquer was the prince, he could defeat the big spider with his arrow, and he proclaimed in the air "I got the big spider dead" which meant "Pin-ku-ya" in Burmese Language, and the seven daughters were set free by then. The spot where the prince conquered the big spider also became the small settlement for the people living today. As a token of their gratitude towards the prince, the youngest daughter gave her ring to the prince, and the later was the continuation of the story anyone can ask to the people you meet there.
When the time passed, the evolution took place, and the small settlement called "Pin-ku-ya" was no exception, and the name has been changed into "Pin-da-ya" what is now known as today.
Golden Cave Hotel is constructed on that spot where the young prince conquered the Big spider, and looking forward your arrival with hundred smiles...
Apart from Religious and legendary story, there are many cultural spots to be learned such as below.
Cheroot Making Burmese Cheroot and Making
Most of the people in and around Pindaya are Danu, and Taungyoe tribes who are very fond of smoking and chewing special made betel leaves. You will be wondering to study how the Cheroot is made at nearby Nget-phyaw-taw village.
Bamboo Umbrella Making and Shan Paper Making
Umbrella Making However the invasion of westernize folding umbrella prevails, the traditional bamboo umbrella is still popular among the tribes. and Bamboo Hat Making, and more...
The every 5 days market is fantastic to study the colorful ethnic minorities who come down to the market to sell what they have and to buy what they need.
Special Activity
The annual Pindaya Cave Pagoda Festival is held on the full-moon of Tabaung (mid March) fraught with so many colorful minorities and local pilgrims.