ဓါတ်တော်ချိုင့် ရေတံခွန်

Dat Taw Gyaint Waterfall - Dattawgyaik Waterfall - Anisakan Waterfall


Useful Information

Location: Ani Sakhan, half way between Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin. Turn off from Mandaly Muse Highway 3 in Anesakhan into the Golden Temple Road, but when the Golden temple is on the left follow the road straight ahead.
Open: All year daily 9-17.
[2020]
Fee: From Pagoda: free.
From Resort: Outlook MMK 1,000, Trail USD 5.
Moped taxi uphill: Per Person MMK 10,000.
[2020]
Classification: KarstTufa Deposits
Light: n/a
Dimension: VR=120m.
Guided tours: self guided, D=2h
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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History


Description

ဓါတ်တော်ချိုင့် ရေတံခွန် (Dat Taw Gyaint Waterfall) is a tufa waterfall formed by limestone rich water from a karst spring. While flowing down, the water looses carbon dioxide and the limestone precipitates, forming a huge block of tufa. The conical forms are quite typical for such a growing rock.

The waterfall is located right at the end of a valley, the water comes from a small river which flows through the town Anesakhan, which is located on the plateau above and behind the waterfall. On the northern rim of the valley is the Dat Taw Gyaint Waterfall Resort, which offers a great view of the waterfall. There is an outlook which is in front of the restaurant. There is also a trail to the bottom, but both outlook and trail cost a fee. You can also start at the buddhist temple on the southern rim. On the east side of the temple the river forming the waterfall flows over the edge. On the opposite side of the temple the winding single lane concrete road starts. You can walk down for free or use a moped taxi. It seems many visitors walk down but use the taxi on the way up.