Pindaya is best known for its fascinating cave complex, which are dramatically-situated in amongst limestone cliffs, and house well over 8000 individual Buddha images and statues. 

Often Pindaya is included as a stop-off between Heho airport and nearby Kalaw or Inle Lake. However, it is an interesting region, with several good accommodation options, and therefore is worth a one or two night stop for those looking to get off the beaten track. The surrounding countryside is among the most intensely-farmed in Myanmar, and in high season the verdant greenery and ochre-red earth makes for some particularly stunning photography.

Pindaya is usually overlooked by trekkers in favour of nearby Kalaw; this is a shame, as the rolling hills and untouched agricultural lifestyle make for some quite wonderful walks.  The Pindaya area is home to a mixture of Pa-O and Palaung groups, all of whom will be happy to receive visitors into their villages. 

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