Situated in the northern Shan plateau and is the Capital city of
Shan State. The City is on the mountaintop at the height of 4712ft above sea level.
Once known as the Administrative City of British Colonial rule in Shan State. There are two Pagodas known as Shwe Phone Pwint and Myasein Taung on the hill top
with panoramic view of the city Taunggyi.
Sights Around Taunggyi
The Ancient City Of Kukku
The land of Tribal Pagodas on the plain of mountain ranges,
is about 26 miles from Taunggyi, Among the Pao Tribal villages, there
lies an ancient city of Pagodas from 11th century, the ancient Pagodas,
like bamboo shoots are prickly studded, and which some are in ruined.
The designs of the pagodas are also different from Bagan. In the past
there were more than four hundred thousand Stupas, and at present
about four hundred Stupas can be seen in Kukku. Some sitting Stupas
are decorated with fine glass mosaic and some are with fine plaster
carvings. This place is now becoming one of the Tourist attraction
in Shan State.