Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Southern Shan State >> Kakku
Kakku is a hidden treasure an unusual, magnificent collection of Buddhist Stupas unheard of by historians and unlisted in guide books lies in the deepest Pa-oh territory, 26 miles south of Taunggyi the capital of Shan State. There lies more than 2000 stupas in a site closely packed together in ranks covering an area of approximately a square kilometer apparently unknown to outside world. Kakku area is covered and scattered by Pa-oh villages especially stretching along on both sides of the main road from north to south.

The land route for tour groups starting from Taunggyi is possible and accessible for all year round. But tours originated from Inle Lake are considered to be possible only in the open season from late October to early May or before heavy rain falls.
The yearly religious festival normally takes about one week. The climax of this festival usually falls on fullmoon of the Tabaung (Mid-March) every year. The Kakku pagodas festival also draws thousands of visitors from all parts of the Shan State.

The weather around Kakku tends to be cold and dump in rainy season with the temperature ranging from 10-20 (Celsius). And normally dry in the summer month with temperature ranging from 20-35 (Celsius) and the average rainfall is 200-400 cm in the region. Normally muddy in the rainy season and more or less dusty in the summer months. Mainly due to widely use of bullocks carts within the villages as a means of transport and also to generate and regulate the flows of goods and services within the areas. see photos of Kakku

What to see in Kakku:
  • Magnificent Collection of Buddhist Stupas
  • Pa Oh Villages

    Where to stay in Kakku: Kakku is accessible within a day trip and there is no hotel accommodation in Kakku. >> Hotels in Taunggyi Hotels in Nyaungshwe
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