A Myanmar traditional bullock cart race is being held at the Myat Nyi Naung pagoda festival in Wundwin Township, Meiktila District in Mandalay Region.
The bullock cart race at the Myat Nyi Naung pagoda festival is famous in Meiktila District. This is the reason why local people from Kyaukse District are participating in the bullock cart race. The pagoda festival commenced on 12 February and will continue till 20 February.
“Locals are interested in the bullock cart race. There are two types of bullock cart races,” said Ko Thar Dun Kyaw, a local from Payar Su Village.
The village pagoda festival is usually held after the harvest time. The Myanmar traditional bullock cart race is always included in the pagoda festival as a recreational activity and as a way to showcase the strength and health of oxen, said villagers.
—Chan Thar (Meiktila)
(Translated by Hay Mar)