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At the entrance of the Pindaya Caves
Myanmar (Burma), Pindaya, March 2012

Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. Mainly famous for its limestone caves called Pindaya Caves where thousands of Buddha images have been consecrated for worship over the centuries.

Lalbabu asked about the meaning of the spider. At internet I found that there is a legend of the seven princesses of Bagan bathing in a nearby lake and how they were captured by a giant spider and trapped in the cave to be rescued by Prince Kummabhaya of Yawnghwe. A sculpture of the spider has been added in recent times at the entrance of the covered stairway to the caves: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pindaya_Caves
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Apr 24 2012 06:29 GMT TinaRTiller
wow! Great spider shot :-)
Apr 24 2012 06:34 GMT saffi9
wow scary
Apr 24 2012 07:18 GMT ENZO
GREAT PHOTO
Apr 24 2012 07:22 GMT sini
Scary entrance!:)
Apr 24 2012 08:05 GMT elsje323
scary shot
Apr 24 2012 08:16 GMT senna3
Thanks Tina, but your spider shots are much more scary!
Apr 24 2012 09:07 GMT skyball
The nightmare!!..great catch!!!!!......
Apr 24 2012 13:44 GMT Lalbabu
It is true it's a scary shot but there must be some meaning for keeping such a scary spider at the entrance!!!!!
Apr 24 2012 14:11 GMT wijnie58
Great image Peter..:-))
Apr 24 2012 17:41 GMT senna3
Very true Soumen. I have added the relevant information about the spider in the caption!
Apr 25 2012 06:46 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the nice comments!
Apr 25 2012 09:42 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful scary legend :)
Apr 25 2012 14:08 GMT Lalbabu
Thanks Peter for the information.
Apr 25 2012 21:11 GMT charlie26
Wonderful entry. So much to see, superb.

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