Pilgrims from across Myanmar and travelers alike will descend on Inle Lake in October for the anticipated Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival. Reknown as southern Shan State’s holiest site, Phaung Daw Oo houses precious 800-year-old Buddha images.
During the annual festival, Myanmar’s remarkable ‘Four Buddha Images’ are paraded around the storied lake in a gilded barge pulled by iconic Intha fishermen propelling long boats with a singular, one-legged rowing style. The procession passes by villages where the locals greet the images with fanfare. Boat races, martial art performances and dances on a ceremonial boat are among the festivities.
To experience the festival, held from October 2-19, book Sanctum Inle Resort’s Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival Package featuring Cloiser Deluxe accommodation, daily breakfast and a set dinner for 2 persons at US$140 net per night. The package is applicable for stays from October 1 to 31, 2016.
The 94-room Sanctum Inle Resort is preparing for its grand opening on October 1, when it will unveil new facilities including an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Opening its doors to affluent travellers in May 2015, the resort boasts a classic yet contemporary design, with arches and cloisters referencing monastic life in Myanmar.
For bookings, contact email@example.com / +959 252 818800. For further information about Sanctum Inle Resort, visit www.sanctum-inle-resort.com.