Peik Chin Myaung Cave

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Peik Chin Myaung Cave
Pyin Oo Lwin 60.JPG
Stupas and Stalactites inside cave
Location 23km East of Pyin Oo Lwin
Coordinates 22°05′45″N 96°37′06″E / 22.09583°N 96.61833°E / 22.09583; 96.61833Coordinates: 22°05′45″N 96°37′06″E / 22.09583°N 96.61833°E / 22.09583; 96.61833
Depth 20 m (66 ft)
Length 1,600 m (5,200 ft) [1]
Discovery 1990 by local Nepalese
Geology Limestone
Access Show cave open to the public; water cascade flows from the entrance

Peik Chin Myaung is a limestone stalactite cave situated south of Wetwun village, near Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar. The cave is an interest site of tourism just 23 km from Pyin Oo Lwin, on the Lashio road.

History[edit]

The cave was firstly developed by local Nepalese or Gakhar and later co-opted by the Myanmar government as a tourist attraction in 1990 [2] The cave covers an area of 45 acre, where local plants named Peik Chin, alike long pepper vine used to grow by the mouth of the cave.[3][4] Its history estimated to be 230 millions and 310 millions years old from the formation of limestone and hillocks. After established to enshrine with many Buddhist stupas inside the cave, it also being called Maha Nadamu cave. Despite the imaginable enshrine room to the pilgrimage, the access down to the cave, which leads with a road around 3 km off from Wutwun village, was a tumble countryside road not actually comfortable to access by taxis.

Local interest[edit]

The local people and many Myanmar pilgrims enjoyed having a good swim at the entrance of the cave. The swallow water flows and cascade from the 600m deep cave. In turns, many locals from Pyin Oo Lwin develop shops with some local products such as wine and dried meat (satt tar chuak) and souvenirs to suit for visitors.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peik Chin Myaung Cave. "Sights to See in Pyin Oo Lwin". Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  2. ^ Peik Chin Myaung. "Peik Chin Myaung Cave".
  3. ^ "Peik Chin Myaung Cave photo album".
  4. ^ http://www.mrtv3.net.mm/pages/polwin.html
  5. ^ http://www.mmtimes.com/no424/n016.htm/