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Pakokku

Pakokku  is Situated about 30 km northwest of Bagan on the Ayeyarwady River  near Bagan, yet still untouched by tourism, Pakokku supports a colorful weaving industry and some of the biggest monasteries and well known Pagodas of Myanmar. Pakokku  is a town in the Magway Division in Myanmar. It is the second most important education center for Sangha after Mandalay. It is a trading and shipping center; agricultural products include peanuts, sesame, and rice. It is well known for the production of Tobacco. It produces palm suger jaggery, thanakha logs , longyi and blankets. The city is also an important Buddhist center, with more than 80 monasteries. Pakokku grew in importance after the British occupation in the 19th cent. Nearby are the Yenangyaung oil fields, which have been in operation since the 1870.

Thiho Shin Pagoda