What is Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival?
The Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival is one of the liveliest harvest festivals around Yangon.
Each year during February the Kyaik Khauk Pagoda holds a fair-like pagoda festival featuring traditional Burmese folk dancing, plays, and singing. The temple grounds come to life with merchants selling traditional handcrafted wares including lacquerware dishes, silk garments, and umbrellas. It’s common to see villagers coming in from the countryside riding ox-drawn carts loaded with both wares to sell in the market stalls, and alms to give to the temple.
When is Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival?
The Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival is usually held in mid-February. Festival dates in Myanmar are chosen using a traditional Buddhist lunar calendar. This means dates can vary widely from year to year. If you’re interested in attending the Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival one of our Travel Specialists can help make appropriate arrangements while confirming the best time to visit.
Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival Highlights:
Cultural enthusiasts find the Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival’s country fair atmosphere a refreshing experience that should not be missed.
Where is Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival Celebrated?
The Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival takes place in the city of Thanlyin just south of Yangon. The area can easily be reached in a private vehicle departing from Yangon.
As the festival takes place on sanctified ground, it’s best to dress conservatively. Areas within the Kyaik Khauk Pagoda may also require visitors to remove their shoes upon entry.