Created 13-Apr-13
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One of the Asia's largest and most spectacular ancient monuments is a wonderful Pagoda named Kakku. It contains over 2.000 stupas with origins dating back many centuries. Its exists not only as an outstanding example of tradition art and architecture but also as a testament to the religious devotion of one of Myanmar's many ethnic minorities.It is a well known fact that King Ashoka( 300 BC) purified and propagated the Buddhist religion throughout the Indian Empire and extending even future to Myanmar. All of us are familiar with Asoka’s stupendous and monumental works of charity, where donated most significantly 84, 000 wells, 84, 000 ponds, 84,000 pagodas among many others forms or deeds of merits. Thus many ancient pagodas found in Myanmar are in some way or another links to his name. So went the oral history handed down through the generations. These monuments were closed to westerners till 2002 due to armed insurgency in the area.
Approaching kakkuPaoh Village hutShan style PagodasDeath of SakyamuniDeath of the Buddha,Never seen anything like this before

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