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Pindaya

Pindaya
ပင်းတယမြို့
Pìñṯáyá myoú
Town
Pindaya is located in Myanmar
Pindaya
Pindaya
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°57′0″N 96°40′0″E / 20.95000°N 96.66667°E / 20.95000; 96.66667
Country Myanmar
Division Shan State
DistrictsTaunggyi District
TownshipPindaya Township
Population
 • Religions
Buddhism
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Pindaya (Burmese: ပင်းတယမြို့ Pìñṯáyá myoú) is a town in the Shan State of Burma. It is located in the west of the state in Pindaya Township in Taunggyi District. Mainly famous for its limestone caves called Pindaya Caves where thousands of Buddha images have been consecrated for worship over the centuries, it is also one of the towns that host an itinerant market every fifth day.[1]

Etymology

According to local legend, the term Pindaya is a corruption of the word Pinguya, which translates to Taken the Spider in Burmese. The name arose from the legend that there was once a large spider which resided in the caves and it had captured a local princess. The princess was rescued when the giant spider was slain by a prince using a bow and arrow. When the spider was killed, the prince was said to have exclaimed that he had taken the spider, that is to kill it. Thus, the exclamation became the name of the region, and from it Pindaya received its name.

Attractions

Inside Pindaya Cave, 2010

The Pindaya Caves, a mild 45 minute walk away from the town, are the most famous attraction the town has to offer. Another lesser known attraction is the PlanBee Beekeeping Center.[2] Visitors can test and buy pure organically made local honey and other bee products while enjoying a cup of coffee and the gorgeous view of Pone Taloke Lake.

Outside seating at PlanBee Beekeeping Center

References

  1. ^ "Fifth day markets". JourneysMyanmar. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  2. ^ "Security Check Required". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
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