Ya Thea Pyan Cave (P'agat)


Ya Thea Pyan Cave was known in the colonial literature as P'agat Cave. The current name Ya Thea Pyan translates as Hermit Cave (as Ya Thea mean hermit). The cave is in a hill next to Kawgon Cave.

A concrete staircase leads up to the cave. The entrance chamber contains many Buddhas and a statue of the hermit. Behind the reclining Buddha is a natural pool of ‘holy’ water. The main chamber is large. A route leads down to lower muddy areas. Going up towards the back of the main chamber leads to a very impressive upper entrance, with a couple of wooden ladders to aid progress. There are some huge dry stals at the top, well lit by sunlight.

Cave was surveyed in 2009, 433m.

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