Pindaya, a quiet small town, lies close to the placid Botaloke Lake in Southern Shan State, not far from the Inle Lake. Pindaya owes its fame to the huge Pindaya Cave is here hundreds of ancient and not as ancient Buddha images of various description and material are to be found. The monastery close to the Pindaya Cave enjoys the support and reverential respect of the natives of the area, such as Shan, Paoh and Danu tribes.