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Shwezigon Pagoda Festival

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Shwezigon Pagoda celebrates its yearly festival on the Fullmoon day of Tazaungmone. The pagoda was built by King Anawrahta and completed by King Kyan Sittha, two of the most might kings of the Bagan Dynasty circa 10th century.  The pagoda festival is visited by thousand of Buddhist pilgrims from all over the country. Lacquerware, glazed pots and hand woven cotton blankets are sold by villagers living in the region at this great country fair. There are also food stalls as well as entertainment venues.

 

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