Kakku Pagoda Festival
Date – Begins on 14th Waxing of Tabaung
Location – Kekku Ancient Pagoda Complex, near Taunggyi, Southern Shan State
Duration – 3days
A cluster of more than 3000 pagodas, said to be from Bagan period, but in the Yun Shan style, are grouped on a small hillock overlooking the Hopon valley. Pa-O people flock to the festival in their best costumes to pay homage to the pagoda on the full-moon day of Tabaung. The best time to see this is at dawn, on the full moon day, when villagers come with offerings to be offered to the Buddha Image. The festival ends with the pilgrims offering rice and other items to more than 1000 monks.