WATCH: 38 Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in Nyuang Shwe, near Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)
All week the people have been preparing for the Golden Buddhas to arrive for the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in Nyuang Shwe. On October 21, they finished building everything. From 5am on October 22, there was music. At 8am, people were buying flowers and making offerings. We could see it all from our hotel, the Golden Empress. The power was turned off in the city so there would be no accidents with the Buddha Carriage—but the ferris wheel was less fun without electricity. We saw people climbing down.
We participated in adding rice popcorn and flowers. I talked with Kyaw Khaing, Manager of Golden Empress Hotel and Memein, Claire and Bruno’s guide to learn more about this festival.
This movie is from our 28 days in Myanmar (Burma) from September 28, 2012 to October 26, 2012 and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip. October 22, 2012
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By Amy Sommer on Westside Today