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The cave is impressive, however, much of its natural beauty is now framed by buddha statues and cement floors. Great for buddhists to pray and meditate. For Western tourists, inform yourselves before. The 20$ entrance fee is my opinion too high for the experience. I...More
The US$20 entrance fee for foreigners is too steep for such a small cave compared to others I have visited elsewhere. There are too many Buddhist idols which are good for Buddhists but tarnished the original beauty of the cave.
After having visited some famous caves like Luray caverns, Congo caves, Waitomo caves, I wasn't very keen on visiting Htam Sam but the locals here insisted me to take an hours log journey from Taungyii to visit this place.
Approach road is good. 20 USD...More
It's one of the musts to see in Southern Shan State.
It's such an amazing natural cave, but they do not let your vehicles go right in front of the cave. So you'll need to walk down a very sunny lane to the cave from...More
Htam Sam Cave is located about one hour drive away from Taunggyi. The cave is damaged by man-made cement statue on the cave wall. I think, the previous cave before statue is more beautiful and prettier than this. But, I suggest you all of your...More
It is about an hour drive from Taunggyi. On the way we had breakfast at a little traditional shop next to the KBZ bank in Hopong. A warm yellow tofu dish was superb. My son had a dish of Shan rice noodle and he asked...More
The Htan Sam Cave is about one hour from Taung Gyi.
The cave was initially discovered and promoted by an elderly novice monk, and we were lucky to meet him during our visit. The cave is natural cave and quite large with some place about...More
The Htan Sam Cave also called the Kham Tan cave depending on who is doing the spelling is located about 26 miles (a good one hour) from Taung Gyi. The drive there is pleasent enough with the usual villages, monasteries, army bases, gas stations along...More