President U Thein Sein visits Kengtung Cultural Museum, Loimwe hill station

President U Thein Sein pays homage to abbot of Kengyin monastery Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Bhaddanta Khemaçara in Kengtung.
President U Thein Sein pays homage to abbot of Kengyin monastery Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Bhaddanta Khemaçara in Kengtung.

President U Thein Sein on his trip to Shan State offered flowers, water and lights to the Buddha Image in Sasana Beikman in Kengtung on Thursday morning, while also offering provisions to senior Buddhist monks.
While in Kengtung, the president also paid homage and donated flowers, water and lights to Maha Muni Buddha Image and Khemarattha Standing Buddha Image.
The president, accompanied by union ministers Lt-Gen Ko Ko, Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win, U Wunna Maung Lwin, U Ye Htut, U Myint Hlaing, U Nyan Tun Aung, U Khin Maung Soe, U Khin Yi, U Win Myint, U Win Shein, U Than Htay and Lt-Gen Yar Pyae of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), visited booths displaying traditional ethnic items and Buddhist culture at the Cultural Museum in Kengtung.
The museum was built in January 2000. Its booths showcase stupas and pagodas in eastern Shan State, Tri-Pitakat treatises in Pali, Gon Shan and Myanmar, traditional costumes of Tai Nay, Tai Lyan, Tai Lon, Gon Shan, Akha, Lahu, Wa, Inn and Bamar ethnics, traditional equipment, and agricultural machinery.
The president inspected improvements to Kengtung-Loimwe Road and development of the tourism industry in Loimwe hill station.
In Loimwe, he paid homage to Saturattha Thumingala Pagoda and made cash donations.
The president viewed an ancient house of Colonel Rubel built in 1918 where Shan State Minister for Transport U Sai Naw Kham reported on maintenance of the building, repairing of Kengtung-Loimwe road section and prospects of the tourism industry.

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