About 2,500 pilgrims throng Bagan Cultural Heritage Zone on National Victory Day

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Pilgrims and visitors are seen on terrace of Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan Cultural Heritage Zone.  Photo : Ko Htein

Bagan cultural heritage zone in NyaungU Township, Mandalay Region, was packed with about 2,500 devotees on the National Victory Day, said U Than Myint Oo from Shwezigon Pagoda Trustees Board.
Bagan cultural heritage zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was crowded with pilgrims during the public holidays including the National Victory Day.
The pagoda is reopened for the devotees from 5 am to 6 pm daily.
The local pilgrims are interested in observing 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 Temple, Bu Pagoda, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Culamani 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, Wuttanahtaw pagoda, Sulegon Pagoda, Thagyapon and Thagyahit pagodas precinct, Shweleiktu, Ingyin Cave pagoda, Kyaukmyatmaw pagoda, and other pagodas in the cultural zone.
Around 2,500 visitors were seen in Bagan Cultural Heritage Zone.
The pilgrims must strictly obey the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health. The zone also received about 2,500 pilgrims on the fullmoon day of Tazaungmone (18 November).—Ko Htein (KPD)/GNLM

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