Pakokku is an Irrawaddy River cruise port and city in Magway Region (Myanmar/Burma). The city is approx 30 km (20 mi) north-east of Bagan/Pagan. Pakokku Airport (PKK) is an international airport. Other Magway Region airports are located in Magway (region's capital city), Pauk, Gangaw, Kyaukhtu, Lanywa, and Tilin.
By population (around 230,000, metro around 320,000) the city is ranked Magway Region's largest. Pakokku City is best-known for its universities (Computer, Technological, Pakokku) and several well-preserved pagodas (tiered towers traditional for Southeast Asia) the most famous of which are named Thiho Shin, Shwe Ku, Shwe Mothtaw, Shwe Tant Tit, Phaung Taw Oo.
The Irrawaddy River crossing Pakokku Bridge by length (3,4 km / 2,1 mi) is ranked Burma's longest. The bridge carries a motorway (4 km / 2,5 mi) and a railroad (6,2 km / 3,8 mi) and is part of the new India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway that links (via Burma) Moreh India with Mae Sot Thailand).
As cruise port, Pakokku is included in the regular schedule of Heritage Line - river cruise company specializing in cruise tours in Burma, on the rivers the Mekong, Ayeyarwady and Chindwin, and also Halong Bay (Vietnam). The next table shows the ports sequence of ship's Anawrahta 4-day itinerary between homeports Mandalay and Bagan, with prices from ~USD 800 per person (double occupancy cabin rates). All listed below riverports are in Burma/Myanmar. The 5-day itinerary (prices from ~USD 1000 pp) is inclusive of 3 days in Bagan. The 3-day itinerary (prices from ~USD 550 pp) is without overnights.
|Date / Time||Port|
|20 Jul||Departing from Mandalay|
|22 Jul - 23 Jul (overnight)||Arriving in Bagan|