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Kakku Pagodas, Taunggyi

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A little off the beaten track, 600-year-old Kakku Pagodas attract visitors with the sheer number of pagodas in such a small space. Built side-by-side, the religious structures provide an interesting sighting and heritage learning experience, and surround one main, bigger pagoda. Each structure has its own ornaments and statues, and twinkling chimes decorate the air. Try to organise a good guide to teach you about the history and the Pa-O people who live in the area. Before you head to Taunggyi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Taunggyi trip generator, to make sure you see all that Taunggyi has to offer, including Kakku Pagodas.
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Where to stay in Taunggyi

The city of Taunggyi possesses a handful of places to stay, with quite a variety between them. Never straying too far from the main north-south thoroughfare, the accommodations include upmarket resorts with golf courses and pools, simple hotels, hostels, and family-run guesthouses. Most international tourists stay in town for a night before carrying on their journey to the caves and lakes to the south, or Mandalay to the north--which has a good deal more lodgings.
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  • a lot of historical temples and culture of Shan - Pa O people. There are nearly 2000 ancient pagoda closely located each other. You can walk around the pagodas as there are proper pavements. You can s...  more »
  • Kakku is one of those place you can´t start to imagine if you don´t see it. For any traveller to Inle lake, I REALLY recommend this trip. It´s around 2 hours drive each way (can take up to 30 mins mor...  more »
  • Look at the 1st picture. It was taken from the lake inside the right hand side of the pagoda. Although the weather's even worst , you won't feel any hot when you enter it.  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit 90 minutes car ride away from town over roads which could really use some work. Some information on site would have been appreciated.
  • 2 hours drive from Nyaung Shwe. There are 2478 stupas, amazing!! I love it.
  • This is an amazing place to visit. Not far from Taunggyi, Kalaw & Inle Lake. There are said to be two thousand Stupas here
  • Take new a photographs,pls.
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