Hpaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival
Date – 1st Waxing to 3rd Wanning Day of Thadingyut
Location – Inle Lake, Southern Shan State
Duration – 18 days
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is one of the famous principal pagodas which houses five Boddha images. This pagoda is the main attraction of Inlay Lake and is situated in the middle of the Lake. Thousands of people from communities around the lake and villages in the surrounding mountains carry fruits and flowers on lacquer trays in their own boats and pay homage as the holy barge passes. Teams of the lake’s famous one-legged-rowers compete in annual boat races.