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TAUNGGYI

Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State in the eastern part of Myanmar, is known for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. The weather is cool all the year round and the area is colorful with lovely flowers, pine trees and green orchard. Being situated over 1400 meters above sea-level, Taunggyi is ideal for holiday-makers during the summer time. Taunggyi is a melting pot of many of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.

KAKKU Pa-O Ancient Pagoda Complex

Kakku Pagodas, a hidden treasure and unusual, magnificent collections of Buddhist unheard of Historians lays in the deepest Pa-oh territory, 26 miles south of Taungyi. More than two thousand Stupas (Chettias) are packed in ranks covering an area of approximately a square Kilometer apparently unknown to outside world. Each stupa is intricately crafted with delicate images and sculptures that are beautiful and ancient.Pa-oh people near and far usually flocks to this religious complex with hundreds of bullock carts to participate the annual pagoda festival that holds in the mid of March (Harvest Festival). The Kakku pagoda festival also draws thousands of pilgrims from all part of the Shan State.

Morning about 07:00, meet at Nyaung Shwe Jetty and drive to Taunggyi (30 km, 1 hour drive). Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State in the eastern part of Myanmar, is known for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. The weather is cool all the year round and the area is colorful with lovely flowers, pine trees and green orchard. Being situated over 1400 meters above sea-level, Taunggyi is ideal for holiday-makers during the summer time. Taunggyi is a melting pot of many of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.

When we arrive Taunggyi, we get to witness the activity of the ethnic around Taunggyi by visiting open air market, where locals trade fresh produce. And we will visit a cheroot factory and view how cheroot is produced.

Then proceed to Kakku Pa-O ancient Pagoda Complex. It takes about 2 hour driving. Kakku Pagodas, a hidden treasure and unusual, magnificent collections of Buddhist unheard of Historians lays in the deepest Pa-oh territory, 26 miles south of Taungyi. More than two thousand Stupas (Chettias) are packed in ranks covering an area of approximately a square Kilometer apparently unknown to outside world. Each stupa is intricately crafted with delicate images and sculptures that are beautiful and ancient.Pa-oh people near and far usually flocks to this religious complex with hundreds of bullock carts to participate the annual pagoda festival that holds in the mid of March (Harvest Festival). The Kakku pagoda festival also draws thousands of pilgrims from all part of the Shan State.

After our exploration, last stop is Pa-O village, where we will visit a traditional Pa-O monastery, and watch as the Pa-O people conduct their rituals and prayer.

At the end of the day, we will drive back to Nyaung Shwe Jetty.

Service Included

  • Transfer to and from hotel on the lake or in Nyaung Shwe
  • English speaking station guide
  • Zone Fees for Kakku
  • 1 bottle of drinking water and 2 refreshment towers

Service Excluded

  • Meal (Lunch and dinner)
  • Hotel
  • Commercial Tax
  • Camera fees

Additional information

Lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriated. Knee-length or long skirts, dresses, comfortable walking shoes and slippers, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat are recommended and a raincoat if necessary.

Child Policy:

Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

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Our clients say:-

 

Jan 23, 2016

Thanks ever so much May for excellent services. Very, very nice meeting you at last! Here is our recommendation to MANDALAY HOLIDAYS,

This was the second time me and my husband arranged our four week trip to Myanmar through Mandalay Holidays. We are very grateful to May and her colleagues for providing such an excellent services. That is booking of hotels, airplane tickets, taxi, bus tickets boat trip and guides.

This Dec/Jan we visited Golden Rock, Ngwe Saung, Ngapali, Sittwe, Maruk-U and Myeik . Last year we went to Yangon, Bagan, Inle lake, Kalaw and Ngapali. ,


As last year all the arrangments went smooth and perfect. We have not one singel thing to complain about and are very happy to recommend Mandalay Holidays to everyone visiting beautiful Myanmar.


If further questions please send me an e-mail,

louise.ungerth@gmail.com

Louise Ungerth & Ulf Brangenfeldt
Sweden "

Lots of good wishes May.


Jan 01, 2016

Thanks May, and I wish you some great business for 2016 ... You deserve it ... We had a great time and your services were outstanding!

Charlotte and Eric (Switzerland)
ericdrossart214@gmail.com


Jan 12, 2016

Dear May,

My turn to wish you and your team all the very best for 2016.

I take this opportunity to thank you for all the arrangements you made for us in Myammar, especially in having appointed Bobo as a guide, he is great.
Just for your info the hotel in Mandalay should not be used for a certain time because they are building a new part of the hotel and it surely will be very noisy the next months....

I keep your contacts ,first to give them to friends if they wish to travel in Myramar, they surely can contact you directly, and also for myself as I intend to return toThandwe to the beach and will need you help for flights etc.

All the best and kind regards

sylvia Milko (Switzerland)
smilko@bluewin.ch


Dec 4, 2015
Hi May

Please take a look at the attached. Let me know if anything confusing.

"Thitsar" is me .

Regards,
Teeraporn
teerapornt@hotmail.com


Our 14 day trip in Myanmar was fabulous. Mandalay Holidays listened to what we were asking for. We always travel on our own but this trip was in 5 different cities from mountains to the lake and then the beach. We knew that we needed assistance for the trip as Myanmar is just developing in tourism and most of things like in-country flight options are pretty restricted. Traveling to and around Myanmar is not necessarily as convenient as in other countries. MH helped us with everything from soup to nuts. They handled every single details perfectly starting from air tickets, ferry tickets, rental cars, hotels, private boat excursions, just to name a few. It would have been incredibly time- consuming trying to do everything ourselves. MH made our lives easier.

They also got nice partners everywhere we hit. During 4 day boat trip in Inle Lake which is in remote area of the country, my stomach had a little problem and needed ORS powder. The boat driver, U Pa Soe, tried his best to bring me to get a professional treatment which was absolutely hard to do there. First he brought me to the community hospital but the doctor was not on duty. He then arranged me to see the only nurse of that village but unluckily she just had pills not fit to my symptoms (but I got full attention and sympathy of her family members instead ;) ). In the gloomy sky and very cold weather, he managed to hop me from village to village until I finally found what I want. So impressive!
Since then MH is our best choice for exploring Myanmar many times. Just give them our interests and leave it to them!

Thitsar, Bangkok
teerapornt@hotmail.com


November 26, 2014

Dear Adam,
Axiata Group Board of Directors Meeting, Myanmar 20-24 Nov
As you know, Axiata Group Board of Directors had chosen Myanmar as the location for their last Board of Directors Meeting in 2014 and the board meeting included tours of Yangon and Bagan. The event went well and has just successfully concluded. The Board of Directors and I are very pleased with the services rendered by MANDALAY HOLIDAYS during our stay and I would like to convey our appreciation to your team headed by Ms. May Oo Thaw who worked very hard to ensure we had a safe and comfortable stay.

My team informed me that it has been very challenging to put this event together as November is peak season over there in Myanmar and we did trouble you with some last minute changes and demands for only the best for our Board of Directors. Nevertheless, MANDALAY HOLIDAYS had responded in the most efficient manner and delivered beyond our expectation.

Ms. May has been very diligent and hands on in managing this event and had assembled a team of experienced people, particularly. A few of the board members are already planning a return trip to Bagan on their own and I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to use the services of MANDALAY HOLIDAYS. Special thanks to May, Steven and Banya for their dedication and to you for facilitating a successful meeting and a memorable of Myanmar.

Warmest regards,
JAMALUDIN IBRAHIM

Dato Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim
President & Group Chief Executive Officer
C/O
Ms. Suryani Hussein
Secretary of BoD (Suryani@axaiata.com)

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