Akauk Taung

Akauk Taung, Pyay

Akauk Taung
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_ebkough
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar65 contributions
Ticked a lifelong wish off the bucket list.
Dec 2019
Akauk means taxation in Burmese. I did not know that Akauk Taung (hill) was named because it was located at the border of the Pegu and Irrawaddy regions in Burma. Apparently, we were told, the traders who were plying on the Irrawaddy carved the images while paying their taxes at the office that was on the border of the two regions. For the past 30 years I had wanted to see the buddha images carved along the hills on the bank of the Irrawaddy river. Very much off the beaten track, which made it so worth it.
Written December 30, 2019
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Htet Lynn
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar8 contributions
Chill place
Jun 2019
Got an excited trip there and riding the boat (Mini Ship ) was the best experience ever
The pagoda was located top of the mountain and we climed there unstoppable.
Oh! there was a waterfall too
Written November 4, 2019
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K August
Nha Trang, Vietnam9 contributions
Untouched countryside
Oct 2019 • Friends
Beautiful 1.5 hour ride through the country and then 20 minute boat ride on the Ayerawady river. You can witness the life in the country and by the river. Children without a care in the world. Must visit if in Pyay.
Written October 5, 2019
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Robert
3 contributions
Beside ayeyarwaddy river
Jun 2019 • Friends
Not so far from Pyay city.only 1hr and 15 mins drive. Enjoy by boat in the river and u can see antique statues on the hill.
Written August 21, 2019
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Apichai L
Bangkok, Thailand824 contributions
Highly recommended
Aug 2019 • Friends
This place was about 60 km. from Pyay. When we arrived, we had to use the boat service which was private or shared boat. We took half day for this trip.
Written August 12, 2019
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Linn Aung Htwe
Pyay, Myanmar19 contributions
Visiting for historic culture and nature.
Mar 2019 • Friends
Very different place. It is a new interesting place in Myanmar. When you arrive near Pyay, you should really go to there. By the way, Naung Yoe motel in Pyay is really a nice place to stay for it's clean and good services with reasonable price.
Written March 18, 2019
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Yadanar Win
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar11 contributions
Good Trip
Mar 2019 • Family
အေကာက္ေတာင္ ခရီးစဥ္
Across Ayeyarwaddy River on the western bank near Htone-Bo,there is a place of attraction called Akauk Taung (a toll-hill).At the end of the Second Anglo-Burmese war, Myanmar and British toll-posts were situated on Akauk Taung, a toll-hill in Myanmar language side by side. All boatmen had to pay tax to both posts. All sailing boats anchored close by the hill and waited till occasionally a week-long whirlpool ceased. The sailors prayed to God by carving Buddha images on the steep cliff side during that period. The mountain was named for the crafty toll-takers from the mid -19th Century. This trip will reveal one of the world heritage sites of Myanmar and the spectacular site of countless Buddha Images on the wall of Ayeyarwaddy River bank.There are more than 1000 buddha images but now it left 300 buddha images because of natural disaster
Written March 9, 2019
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Aativas
India127 contributions
Unique Experience!
Jan 2019 • Solo
I have visited many Pagodas in Myanmar. I have seen thousands of lovely Buddha images across Myanmar. But Akauk Taung was a unique experience.
Reached village Htonbo (one and half hour drive from Pyay) at 8.00 in the morning. The village welcomes us with a statue of Tha Khin Mya. He is one of the Martyrs, assassinated (with General Aung San and others) on 19 July 1947.

The bank of Ayrawaddy river was crowded. One can share a boat with other passengers. But we paid 15000 MMK to have a special ride. A smiling woman asked whether I wanted a guide. Though she was unable to speak English, I was able to chat with her in broken (basic) Burmese. She was very helpful. There is no fixed 'guide fee', whatever you feel like, you pay.

It was fascinating to watch the Buddha images carved in the mountain cliff at a particularly difficult angle. They are very impressive. I kept on wondering about the unknown artists and devotees.

We climbed some hundred steps to reach the Pagoda. On the way was able to closely see some of the carved images. They are stunning.

Overall a memorable experience. Don't miss it if you are going to Pyay.
Written January 9, 2019
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Kg Myatt M
9 contributions
Awesome arts on the bank of Irrawaddy River
Aug 2018 • Solo
fresh & nice view from the boat along the river site . very exciting experience with beautiful landscaping
Written August 1, 2018
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KoPyaeMandalay
Mandalay, Myanmar281 contributions
Boat Trip along Ayeyerwaddy River is very impressive and unforgettable!
May 2018
Really worth to visit to Akauk Taung even it takes over one and half hour drive from Pyay to Htone Bo Sub-town where Tha Khin Mya ( One of famous 9 Myanmar Independent Martyrs who died together with General Aung San at July 19 , 1947 ) were born at this small town! At the entrance of the town , You can see the statue of Tha Khin Mya that is like symbol of the Htone Bo.
Akauk Taung means the hill where the Governor collected the tax to all the trading boats along the Ayeyerwaddy River. Even it is reached by car to the top , the best idea to see thousand Buddha Images and statues along the river is to take private boat to Akauk Taung Pagoda & It costs 15000 Kyats for the whole boat for return trip.
Written June 22, 2018
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