Over 8,000 pilgrims flock to ancient Bagan pagodas on Tazaungmon fullmoon

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Devotees and worshippers are seen at Shwezigon Pagoda.

Pilgrims from all over the country came in flocks to celebrate the Tazaungdine holidays in the Bagan-NyaungU Archeological Zone on Fullmoon of Tazaungmon yesterday, according to U Htin Lin, member of the Lawkananda Tooth Relic Pagoda Board of Trustees.
Shwezigon Pagoda is one of the major pagodas where pilgrims usually pay visits in Bagan. The pagoda has extended visiting hours from 5 am to 8 pm during the holiday period although it is open from 6 am to 6 pm on regular days.
The Bagan-NyaungU Archaeological Site is attracting a large number of pilgrims from all over Myanmar, Lawkananda Tooth Relic Pagoda Board of Trustees added.
Visitors thronged Tuyintaung Tooth Relic Pagoda, Lawkananda Tooth Relic Pagoda, Shwezigon Pagoda, Kyaukgu Oomin Pagoda, Hnget Pyittaung Pagoda, Bu Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Thabbyinnyu Pagoda, Kadot Palin Pagoda, Manuha Pagoda, Shwesandaw Pagoda, Alotawpyae Pagoda, Dhammayangyi Pagoda, Culamuni Pagoda, Dhamma Yazaka Pagoda, Pyatthatgyi Pagoda, Mahabhawdi Pagoda, Hteelominlo Pagoda, and Myazedi Pagoda in Bagan yesterday.
Similarly, pilgrims visited Nagayon Pagoda, Soemingyi Pagoda, Apal Yadana Pagoda, Nga Kywe Nadaung Pagoda, Pahtoe Thamyar Pagoda, Kheminga Pagoda, Yinmana Pagoda, Thajapone Pagoda, Thajahit Pagoda, Tarmani Ordination, Minn Nanthu Pagoda, Tayote Pyay Pagoda, Thanbula Pagoda, Thitsar Wady Pagoda, Anumyu Katkyaw Pagoda, Amyataw Pyay Pagoda, Ingyin Gu Pagoda, Buu Lethee Pagoda, Ywar Haunggyi Pagoda, Wutta Nahtaw Pagoda, Sulegone Pagoda, Ashin Izzagona Pagoda and Guni Pagoda respectively.
In addition to the pilgrimage, they have become more interested in ancient mural paintings and artistic decorations of the pagodas. More than 8,000 pilgrims reportedly visited the Bagan-NyaungU Archaeological Site on the Tazaungdine holidays. — Ko Htein(KPD)/GNLM

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