Ananda Pagoda Festival

Month:   January
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        This is one of the most famous pagoda festivals in Bagan. Ananda Pagoda holds its annual pagoda festival every January. The villagers from around Bagan come to the festival in traditional bullock carts and made camps for the whole duration of the festival. Many famous local theatrical troupes had come also to provide entertainment for the festival goers. There will be stores selling everything from foodstuff to agricultural implements.
       As the dawn breaks on the Fullmoon Day of Pyatho the pilgrims are up and ready with their donations. The monks make their way between the donors lined up on both sides and all reverently place their donations in the monk’s hands.
       There are flights to Bagan-Nyaung Oo Airport from Yangon or Mandalay. Tourist boats as well as normal passenger boats ply

between Mandalay and Bagan via Nyaung Oo. Visitors can also drive to Bagan from Yangon or Mandalay by all-weather highways.  Accommodations for all budget sizes, from luxury international standard to basic are available in Bagan.  Visitors can definitely enjoy the traditional lifestyle of the locals of Bagan during the festival.