First Tibetan Cultural Exhibition in Shwedagon Pagoda

Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein observes the TIbet Cultural Exhibition at Shwedagon  Pagoda.  Photo:  Zarni Maung
Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein observes the TIbet Cultural Exhibition at Shwedagon
Pagoda.  Photo: Zarni Maung

A photo exhibition showcasing Tibetan culture was opened in the northern ward of Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday.
Attending the opening ceremony of the exhibition were Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Liang, members of Chinese goodwill ambassadors to Myanmar and other invited guests.
Mr. Zhang Yun, head of the Research Department for Tibetan Culture, said the purpose of the exhibition was to allow Myanmar citizens to view the culture of Tibet which is seldom visited by Myanmar tourists.
The exhibition will last from 17 to 18 December, from 6am till 10pm. The exhibition contains a hundred pictures showcasing the religious side, society, natural beauty, economy and culture of Tibet.
U Sein Win Aung, Chairman of Myanmar-China Goodwill Association, said that Tibet occupies 200 kilometers of the China’s border to Myanmar. He said this is why it is important to promote the culture of Tibet for future relationships.
Tibetans are one of the ethnics of China and Tibet is one of five self-administrative regions in China. Tibet has a population of 2.6 million people.
—Aye Min Thu

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