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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Kyaik-hti-yo Pagoda Festival

Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rocks’ Pagoda, Mon State, Myanmar

People of Mon celebrate the light festival at the Kyaik-hti-yo Golden Rocks Pagoda in Mon State in December. During this festival, the pagoda is decorated with 9,000 candles and 9,000 flowers given by the locals. The candles light up the pagoda, offering a beautiful sight to the locals and tourists. The following morning of the festival involves the offering of rice, sweets and other items. The compound of the pagoda is usually filled with people as they attempt to get a closer look at the pagoda during the festival. Tourists will enjoy the chilling weather in the mountain where the pagoda is located.

Every December, people of Mon would celebrate the light festival at the Golden Rocks Pagoda, Mon. 9,000 candles and flowers decorate the marvelous pagoda. The weather at the pagoda is chilly as it is located on a mountain.