Pagodas of Kakku, Myanmar - December 2012

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by David Winkler

This shot was taken of the Kakku Pagodas, located a short drive from Taunggyi, in the Shan state of Myanmar (roughly central Myanmar). This cluster of pagodas and temples dates back to the 16th century and feels like it just comes out of nowhere when you approach by car on the single lane road. I thought the reflection nicely captured how one feels walking around and amidst all these densely packed monuments. The closest "common tourist destination" is Inle Lake, this is roughly a 2.5 hour drive from there; I recommend you go see it if you can.

Location: Taunggyi, Myanmar

 

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