About 45 km drive from Kalaw, Pindaya is a samll quiet town balanced on the bank of the placid Botaloke lake. Pindaya cave is a huge cave where thousands of Buddha images of teak wood, marble, alabaster, brick, cement and lacquer in various size and shape are enshrined since the 11th century. There are some Buddha images and interesting stalagmites. Huge monastery compounds with numerous pagodas and temples in different stages of dilapidation are much respected by such ethnic groups as the Shan. Danu and Paoh living in the environs of Pindaya.