Kyaut Taw Kyi Pagoda Festival

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By Ma Thanegi
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Oct 2016

Dates: Begins one day before the Full Moon Day of Thadingyut

Location: Mandalay

Duration: Four days

An exciting festival focused on a huge Buddha image carved from a block of marble. It coincides with an annual competition among teams of cane-ball (chinlon) players. This sport of keeping a rattan ball off the ground without using the hands is not about one side winning and the other losing and is surely the only sport in the world with such a concept.

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