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The Paung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is Myanmar's largest festival. It's celebrated over 18 days in September and October each year. It starts on the first day of the waxing moon, continuing to the 3rd day after the full moon of Thadingyut (the 7th month of the Burmese calendar). Many of the diverse hill-tribes gather at Inle to enjoy the festivities of this Buddhist festival and gain merit. Like all Inle Lake life, the festival centralises on the lake and in the lakeside villages. Paung Daw Oo Pagoda is the most famous pagoda of Inle Lake and houses five small sacred Buddha effigies. Once a year four of the effigies are transported around the lake on the golden Royal Karaweik barge. The barge is towed around 14 villages on the lake by long canoes manned by Inle leg rowers, spending one or two nights in each village's monastery. Only four of the effigies take part in the ceremony these days because once, the barge capsized, losing the fifth to the depth of the lake . It later re-appeared in the pagoda and has remained there ever since.
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We were very surprised and pleased when we arrived at this resort: a glorious location, beautifully maintained grounds, warm welcome ( traditional musical welcome on arrival and Chinese tea in Reception). Impressive Reception building and even more impressive dining room, with big balconies overlooking the lake, which, itself, is stunning.
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