Exploring the Untapped Beauty of Kakku

Day Return Inle Lake, Shan State Inle & Surrounding, Short & Sweet Day Tours

Tour Overview

Uncover the hidden gem of Kakku, an unspoiled marvel in Myanmar that is off the beaten path of typical tourist destinations. Nestled amidst the forested hills near Taunggyi, the Kakku Pagoda complex is a breathtaking sight to behold. Marvel at the intricate stucco work and fascinating Buddha images as you wander among the stupas. This untapped wonder is a must-see for any traveler seeking to explore the lesser-known gems of Myanmar.

Travel itinerary

  • Travel Itinerary

    Begin the tour with a scenic drive to Taunggyi, the charming highland capital of the Southern State, renowned for its cool and pleasant weather all year round. Upon arrival, venture to the bustling local market, teeming with numerous stalls brimming with locally-grown produce, hand-made wares, and fragrant flowers.

    Next, continue your journey for an hour to reach the hidden gem of Kakku, the abode of the Pa-O tribe, known for their distinctive turbans. Traverse the winding roads that snake through the Shan Hills, offering panoramic vistas of the lowlands near Inle Lake, transitioning to farmlands and hillside terrain. Upon arrival, marvel at the Kakku pagoda complex, which houses over 2000 ancient stupas, some towering 20 meters high, adorned with intricate carvings and embellishments dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Interact with the Pa-Oh tribe and relish the tranquility of this lesser-known site.

    Continue the tour with a visit to the Htan-Pha-Ya village, where you can witness some of Myanmar’s most stunning stalactites and stalagmites in a remarkable cave system. Another highlight of this destination is the numerous Shan Buddha images painted on the cave walls in diverse styles and sizes.

    En route back to your hotel, visit a traditional Pa-O village to gain insights into their unique culture and language, and observe their agricultural practices.

    The tour concludes with your return to your hotel in the evening, after a day of exploration and discovery.

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