Tuesday, January 4, 2011

9. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, Inle Lake, Myanmar

The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival was held in October, 2010.

It is the largest festival held around Inle Lake yearly, at the end of the rainy season when the dry season begins. It is held around the time of the full moon. Four Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda's Buddhas are placed on a golden boat which represents the Karaweik - a legendary bird.The boat sails around Inle Lake to visit the 20 villages on the lake and around the lakes.

On the final day, the buddhas are returned back to the Pagoda. A dragon boat race is held on Inle Lake starting from the front of the Pagoda.

TIME TO VISIT: October of the year

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