Sadan Cave In Hpa An, Myanmar – Visitor’s Guide

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Sadan Cave is one of the most impressive cave systems in Myanmar. Located in Hpa An in the southern region of Myanmar, this attraction is not to be missed during your visit.

I have put together this complete guide including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive!

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WHERE IS SADAN CAVE IN HPA AN?

Sadan Cave is located 30km south-east of Hpa An city center.

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HOW TO GET HERE

There are two ways to get to this epic cave which I have listed below:

Option #1:

If you are renting a scooter/motorbike in Hpa An, it is approximately a 45-minute drive from the city center to the entrance of Sadan Cave. You will be able to rent a scooter from your accommodation for approximately 6,000 – 10,000 Kyat per day.

Option #2:

The second option is by taxi/tuk-tuk. The cost of a 45-minute taxi ride should be around 5,000 – 10,000 Kyat one way.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

When you arrive, you’ll have to pay an entrance fee of 1000 Kyat before making your way down the stairs and into the cave. Shoes must also be taken off at the start and appropriate clothing is to be worn to cover your shoulders and knees.

Sadan Cave Hpa An is incredibly huge inside and one of the biggest caves I have been in. There are a number of monuments at the entrance to the cave such as a golden stupa, a reclined Buddha, gold monk statues, and wall carvings.

Once you have explored this area, follow the pathway deeper into the cave. The way is lit so a torch isn’t necessary.

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The Saddan Cave stretches at least 500 meters from one end to the other and the floor to ceiling height, in my guess, is approximately 30 meters high. Listen out for the almost deafening sounds of the thousands of hanging bats and admire the oversized stalactites throughout the cave.

After around 15-minutes of strolling through the cave, you’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel and emerge at the opposite side of the cave from which you entered. On this side of Sadar Cave is a secret lake with a dozen fishing boats and local vendors selling cold drinks and fruits.

Note: Sadan Cave is only open during the dry season (November – April) and closed during the wet season (May – October).

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WHERE TO STAY IN HPA AN

Hpa An has dozens of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Hpa-An to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Keinnara Lodge Hpa An

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Mid Range: Hotel United Hpa An

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Budget: Galaxy Motel Hpa An

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AIRBNB HPA AN

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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