Morning Market

The more lively of Loikaw's two daily markets.

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1. Poke Hpayone Paya

0.36 MILES

Kayah State's largest monastery, Poke Hpayone Paya has some 500 monks in residence. It's to the east of Taung Kwe Zayde.

2. Taung Kwe Zayde

0.42 MILES

Virtually rocketing from the landscape is this explosion of craggy limestone and white-and-gold stupas. The mountaintop Buddhist temple compound is Kayah…

3. Afternoon Market

0.46 MILES

Small and mellow riverside market in the centre of Loikaw that specialises in food and produce.

4. Monument

0.67 MILES

This white monument sits in the centre of town.

5. Thiri Mingalarpon Kyaung

0.69 MILES

Dating back to 1912, this attractive monastery formerly served as the palace of Kayah's saopha (sky princes) until 1959. After the last saopha passed away…

7. Christ the King Cathedral

1.35 MILES

Kayah State has long been the stomping ground of Roman Catholic missionaries and is home to many churches. Christ the King was built in 1939 – making it…

8. Kayah Cultural Museum

1.76 MILES

Like many of Myanmar's regional museums, this oversized hall is home to a disproportionately scanty selection of dusty relics – musical instruments,…