Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival

   Date – 8th Waxing of Nayon

   Location – Pakokku, Central Myanmar

   Duration – 15 days

Pakokku is an old traditional town on the western bank of the Ayeyawady River. This pagoda festival is the most important for all towns west of the Ayeyawady and products from the region, such as dried chilli, homespun baskets and tobacco are sold every year at this huge country fair. The best thanakha trees, the bark of which is pounded to make the purely organic make-up cream used by many Myanmar women, grow in this area.