Pauk is situated approximately 160 miles (257 kilometers) northwest of Naypyidaw, the country's capital.
Don't limit yourself to Pauk, because the wider region has plenty of natural and cultural attractions which await the savvy traveler. Old Bagan, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest, and Nyaung-U, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest of Pauk are also well worth checking out.
To understand a place, it helps to return to the past. Burma/Myanmar's colorful historic palaces are a great place to start. If the weather means you don't want to be outside, go to Burma/Myanmar's art galleries, history museums and craft workshops.
The Burma/Myanmar area has a number of great places to enjoy scuba diving, so make sure you leave time to fit that in. Swimming is another popular watersport here.
Why not treat your tastebuds for a tour of Burma/Myanmar's eating establishments. Ngapi (fermented seafood) and also a thoke (salads) are popular ingredients here. Tea leaf salad and shan-style rice (fish rice) are are two perennial favorites with travelers and locals alike. Burma/Myanmar dishes such as halawa (sticky rice, butter and coconut) are also a good thing to try. To complete your meal, try a black tea. It is a frequently consumed non-alcoholic beverage in this region.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time go home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Mandalay, 100 miles (161 kilometers) away.