Ancient pagodas packed with large numbers of visitors in MraukU Township

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Thadingyut celebration at one of the ancient pagodas in MraukU.

The people organized the oil lamps donation ceremony at the ancient pagodas on the fullmoon of Thadingyut in MraukU Township of MraukU District in Rakhine State.
The residents donated 1,000 oil lamps and 1,000 flowers at Yan Aung Zaya (aka) Shitthaung Pagoda, Htukkan Thein and Yadanabon pagodas and also lofted hot-air balloons into the sky on Abhidhamma Day and the visitors to Shitthaung pagodas donated waters and candles. Moreover, homes, streets, monasteries and departmental offices throughout the township are decorated with colourful lights. — Khin Maung Tun (IPRD)/GNLM

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