Bayin Nyi Cave

Bingyi Caves

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Location: Southwest of Hpa-An.
Follow AH1 to the south along the river, turn right on AH1 across Thanlwin Bridge. On the other side follow main road 85 for 21 km towards Thaton. Turn right on dirt road to the cave.
(16.970523, 97.493414)
Open: All year daily 8-18.
Fee: free, donation expected.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave SubterraneaCave Church
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Bayin Nyi Cave.
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This is a monastery at the foot of a karst tower, with numerous building including one which resembles a golden ship. There is a huge artificial lake in the middle of the complex and a thermal spring. Bathing in the spring is allowed, but there are separate baths for men and women. A steep staircase leads up to the cave. Like all other cave temples it is full of buddhas, pagodas, reliefs and stupas.