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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. For Kakku Pagodas and beyond, use our Taunggyi trip planning website to get the most from your Taunggyi vacation.
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  • Impressive site where there are more than 5000 stupas arranged in serried ranks. Some date from 304-232 BC, corresponding to the reign of King Ashoka, others of the Bagan era between the 11 th and 13 th century. I saw also the stupas under construction!
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  • This is where was love at first sight in the photo. Asked taxi charters on Lake Inle Lake hotels. Shoes and socks off, paying admission $ 3 at the door to come in. Because it was after the rain I was very slippery. (Why not hire guides and guidebooks but you put...? ) Hail damage repair?, several currently in progress were being renovated. Restrooms are located out of ruins. need 100 kyat. Hygiene is. Disinfecting wet sheets and toilet bowl, wash water Moss the sanitary is made was so good. Also, within easy walking distance from the local market. I would stop on the way to explore what tourists are about to buy is not fun, so.
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  • the stupa 2478 Kakku are truly something magical. The trip is long enough (2:00 drive from Inle Lake) but I must say that it's worth it. Middle of nowhere, few people. It is not true that you have to be accompanied by a local guide, I hired a taxi which brought back and forth and left us at the beginning. To see
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