Myanmar Pakokku City

Burma Pakokku City

The Pakokku District is a district of the Magway Division in central Burma (Myanmar). Administrative centre is the town Pakokku. Discover Pakokku holiday and discover the best time and places to visit. It is located far from the largest cities of Myanmar. Pakistanokku (district, Myanmar) with population statistics, maps, map and location.

About Pakokku

A tranquil and historic rural city on the Irrawaddy shore, 25 km northern of Bagan, Pakokku is now linked by a new highway and railway viaduct over the city. Most famous for the tobacconist, there is not much to do in the city itself, but 20 kilometers northeast of it are the remnants of Pakhangyi with its old city ramparts, the archeological museums and one of the oldest preserved wood monastery of the area.

Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival is held in Pakokku at the end of May or beginning of June and offers a great folk festival and theatres. For more information, visit the Myanmar Festival.

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Situated in the center of Myanmar, Pakokku used to be a harbour. Pakokku is currently a trade center for the Chindwin and Yaw River Valley and is renowned for its farm produce such as groundnuts, seeds and paddyfish. Eastern Pakokku is known for its arid area with pebbly and sand soils.

Chindwin and Irrawady offer all-uvia and are used for watering. Situated in the center of Myanmar, Pakokku used to be a harbour. Pakokku is currently a trade center for the Chindwin and Yaw River Valley and is renowned for its farm produce such as groundnuts, seeds and paddyfish.

Eastern Pakokku is known for its arid area with pebbly and sand soils. Chindwin and Irrawady offer all-uvia and are used for watering. The city is also a remarkable Buddhist center with more than eighty cloisters. The Thiho Shin Pagoda, made by Kung Alaungsithu, is one of the most popular in Pakokku.

It contains a picture presented by the King of Ceylon about 800 years ago, one of the most well-known in Myanmar. The Thiho Shin Paragodas will take place every year from the eighth to the tenth. Beside Pakokku there is another well-known Buddha picture on a lotsus-thron, like the Thiho Shin and Shwe Ku pagodas, which are known for their woodcarving.

20 kilometres to the north-west of Pakokku are the ruins of Pakhangyi, an antique city built in 1886 by King Mindon, with some 383 antique monuments. Pakhangyi's ramparts are the most solid of the unbroken ramparts left in Myanmar. Travelling a little to the South, across the Irrawaddy River and visiting the Bagan Temple with more than 2,000 Buddhist shrines or moving eastwards to experience the beauties of Inle Lake.

The Inle is one of Myanmar's five largest touristic sites, with a wonderful environment where the mountain falls down to the sea and the whole day around it, and the magnificent sunset, where the cold settles on the lakes.

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