About 2,000 pilgrims throng Bagan Archaeological Zone

Bagan archaeological zone in NyaungU Township, Mandalay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is receiving about 2,000 pilgrims per day at present, said U Than Myint Oo from Shwezigon Pagoda Trustees Board.
The local pilgrims are interested to observe the temples, stupas and mural paintings. They usually learn about the history of the temples before the visit. The majority of the visitors were seen in the famous historical temples of Bagan city; Shwezigon Pagoda, Tuyintaung Pagoda, Tantkyitaung Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple, Ananda Pagoda, Bu Pagoda, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple, Mahabodhi Temple, Manuha Temple, Shwesandaw Pagoda, and other famous pagodas. Now they also like to observe the structure, building and mural paintings of Khayminga pagoda, Yinmanawin pagoda,Wuttana Htaw pagoda, Sulegon Pagoda, Thagyarpon and Thagyahit pagodas precinct, Shweleiktu, Ingyin Cave pagoda, Kyaukmyatmaw pagoda, and other pagodas in the cultural zone.
The pilgrims must strictly obey the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health. Thadyingyut fullmoon day recorded the highest number of over 9,000 pilgrims in Bagan Archaeological Zone in the last two years. About 5,500 visitors were seen on the 1st waning day after the full moon. The zone was crowded with 2,000 visitors on 25 October. — Ko Htein (KPD)/GNLM

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