A Historical Site, Kakku, of Pao ethnic cherished Pagoda
Kakku, the place of Pao tribes and situated at Taunggyi district near the Mwaydaw village of Kakku in the southern Shan state.
Kakku is situated in the East of Inlay Lake and 42km away from Taunggyi Township.
This Kakku Pagoda was built by the King Srithudhamathawka in BC 307 and now it was lasted about 2300 years.
According to the elderly sayings, the total number the stupas were about 7623 when it was built but there were only 2548 stupas left when it was renovated by the King Narapathesithu of Bagan reign at 1174.AD.
The word Kakku derives from the Pao words. Most of the Pao believed in Buddhism since the times of Myanmar Kings. They live simply and harmoniously with the others and mainly depend on farming.
The Kakku Pagoda festival is held two times a ear but the main festival is annually held in 27th February (full moon day of Thabaung). This festival is more popular and very much alive with the Pao people and other pilgrims from Shan State and foreign visitors. This festival is really worth to visit as we can not only visit to the festival site at pagoda and their dances with songs but their ways of live and traditions.
Here is the best time for you to visit to this beautiful place of Myanmar ethnical groups.
Yangon-Pindaya-Inlay Lake-Taunggyi-Kakku-Yangon ( 7 days / 6 nights)
Arrive Yangon by morning flight and sightseeing. Stay overnight at hotel, Yangon.
Take a morning flight to Heho. Proceed to Nyaung Shwe (Inlay lake), on the way visit Pindaya Caves. Stay overnight at hotel, Nyaung Shwe.
Inlay Lake sightseeing. Stay overnight at hotel, Nyaung Shwe.
Transfer to Taunggyi and city sightseeing. Stay overnight at hotel, Taunggyi.
Day return trip to Kakku Pagoda. Stay overnight at hotel, Taunggyi.
Take a morning flight to Yangon. Shopping or sightseeing or free at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel, Yangon.
Transfer to the airport for departure by morning flight.