• Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival
    Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival

    As communities across Burma marked the end of Buddhist Lent on Friday, inhabitants of Kyaukse town in Mandalay Division celebrate the event by holding the centuries-old Elephant Dance Festival. About two dozen life-size elephants, made by townspeople from a bamboo frame, papier-mâché and fine black satin decorated with intricate, colorful embroidery, compete for the prize of best elephant dance and nicest-decorated elephant.

  • Thadingyut Lighting Festival
    Thadingyut Lighting Festival
    Thadingyut, Myanmar festival of lights, is celebrated at the end of Lent(September/October). Houses and state buildings in Myanmar are ablaze with lantern, candles, or electric bulbs. Young people show their respect for elders by formally presenting them with gifts of food or longyi. This festival observes the event when the Buddha came down to the earth after the end of Lent.
  • Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival
    Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival

    The famous legendary Pagoda on the Golden Rock about 160 Km from Yangon and 11 km of hiking from the base camp at Kyaikhto. Visitors can also go by car up to a point about a mile away from the Pagoda. This pagoda is situated on a rocky mountain 3615 ft above sea level. The Kyaikhtiyo pagoda is one of the most ancient and celebrated of all pagodas in Myanmar. It is situated in the vicinity of Kyaikhto township, Thaton district. The pagoda is said to have been built during the life-time of the Buddha over 2400 years ago.

  • Shwezigon Pagoda Festival
    Shwezigon Pagoda Festival

    Shwezigone pagoda festival is held in Tazaungmone, the eighth month in Myanmar calendar, which falls in October/November of each year. Shwezigon is one of the most attractive destination in Bagan.