Kakku and Pa-O People

On the morning of our twelfth day in Burma, our guide told us we would be taking a three and a half hour drive to Kakku. This is the amount of time required to drive 26 miles on Burma’s horrible roads. Our rough ride took us to yet another truly amazing site – more than 2500 stupas crammed into a small square patch of land.

Some of the 2500+ stupas at Kakku.
Headless Buddhas. Another young monk.
Kelly and guide among the stupas. Thousands of stupas!
Pa-O girls. Pa-O Procession.

Our visit coincided with a Pa-O tribe festival – probably related to the full moon. There were thousands of people at Kakku on this day, many in traditional Pa-O garb.

Overgrown stupa. Pa-O woman and child. Stupas with large spider web.
Our Pa-O guide, Tun and Kelly. thedude shares a laugh with a Pa-O girl in a typical truck.

Here’s another look to give you a sense of the scale of this place.

Festival at Kakku.

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