As there are not so many photos of Kakku on TE, I'm selecting a few to post. This is just part of the view we have when we reach the site. There are hundreds of stupas like these ones. Many of them are being restored, like it happens in Bagan. Maybe not always in the best way, but they are. In some parts of the site, there are already trees and bushes covering the stupas.
Situated in the mountains, a few kilometres far from Taunggyi, in the Shan State, Kakku was recently open to Tourism and it soon became an important attraction in the region.It's a very ancient religious site, also visited by the Pa-O people, whose villages are situated in the surroundings. This area is under administration of the Special Region 6. It's a Pa-O territory and we needed a Pa-O guide to get there.
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holmertz (50782) 2011-09-11 11:38
I was in Burma long ago when most of the country was closed to foreigners and a visa only lasted one week. The country has so many treasures and marvellous sights, like this one, which was impossibe for me to see then. This is a magnificent sight and far less known than Bagan.
I really long to go back and see this for myself.
Thanks for showing it.
stevesaba (8163) 2011-09-12 3:58
Very fascinating and lovely uploads of these amazing Stupas! They seem very different from others I saw in Burma. Fine work as always, warm regards,
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-12 4:29
YES!!, Now the photo is really talking. And I am looking. Together with a great FG, the photo is really nicely telling its stories. I liked and fascinated by the previous image. But this is truly intriguing. The sky is really opened up, and is participating in your photo, A great image well seen.
With my best wishes, Ana
Have a great week,
vasilpro (41271) 2011-09-12 11:15
Wonderful composition, beautiful and unusual view with these interesting architectures, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
Waylim (25502) 2011-09-12 16:50
Is this like a manufacturing plant for Stupas? :) I would difinately want to come here if I visit Burma again. Really amazin site and good to know it is now open to tourists. I hope I can see it before it got to be so crazy and over run by torism.
Really beautiuful shot with good details and love the beautiful blue sky and lovely clouds.
danyy (0) 2011-10-17 0:07
grande netteté pour cette enfilage de tours bien typiques, on dirait un échiquier. Une bonne idée que d'inclure aussi les jardins à l'avant plan.
Le ciel est joli mais je trouve qu'il prend un rien trop de place.
jmdias (62965) 2011-11-15 1:11
outra vista linda destes curiosos pináculos, gosto dfa maneira como vc os enquadrou, uma pena que a luz não estava lá muito boa, mas o resultado ficou bom apesar disto.
m (0) 2012-01-11 7:44
What a fantastic place! Incredible view with so many stupas side by side. Beautiful picture with the magnetic blue sky and elegant greenery in the foreground. Thanks for showing this amazing corner of the world and my best wishes to you in 2012:)
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (44897)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-22
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Myanmar [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-11 11:31