Episode 057 - Sounds of Shwezigon Pagoda | Thadingyut Festival


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By Nikhil Shankar and Nikhil Shankar | Wild Orange Circus. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Shwezigon Pagoda is a 11th century shrine home to Buddha's relics, situated in Nyaung U near Bagan in Myanmar. Explore this expansive complex adorned with gilded features, statues of mythical creatures, and several artifacts. An important religious site in the Bagan region, this is ideal for people-watching, especially during festivals and celebrations. Thadingyut Festival aka Lighting Festival of Myanmar is celebrated on the full moon day of the seventh month in the Burmese lunar calendar. Spread across three days, you can see locals decked up in festive attire and light thousands of lamps to illuminate houses, shops, and pagodas all over Bagan. Other things to do when in Bagan:Balloons Over Bagan Goat Herding Tour Sanon Shwe Pyi Nann Thanaka Museum Three Treasures ******* Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8 Music by Nordgroove from Fugue

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