Pilgrimage crowds flock to Mann Shwesettaw Pagoda for Thingyan holidays

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Visitors seen recreating at the Mann Creek near Mann Shwesettaw Pagoda during Thingyan holidays. Photo: Maung Maung (Minbu)

The board of trustees of the Mann Shwesettaw Pagoda reported that there was an overcrowding of pilgrims at the pagoda, situated in Minbu (Sagu) Township, Magway Region, during the Thingyan holidays, and all the guesthouses were fully occupied.
U Win Htay, the chair of the pagoda’s board of trustees, highlighted that the Mann Shwesettaw Pagoda is one of the most renowned pagodas in the country. The Mann Shwesettaw festival, spanning 64 days, attracted numerous pilgrims from across the country. Visitors offered golden foils and alms, and they relaxed at Mann creek. All the monasteries and guesthouses were filled with visitors.
As usual, the closing ceremony of the Mann Shwesettaw Pagoda festival will be held on the first day of the Myanmar New Year. According to the travel records of Mann Shwesettaw Pagoda, there were a total of 398,689 visitors and 77,430 overnight guests from the first day of the festival to 15 April. — Maung Maung (Minbu)/TRKM

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