19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Sand Pagoda Festival

Sand pagodas, also known as sand stupas, are temporary pagodas or stupas erected from mud or sand as a means of cultivating Buddhist merit. The practice is common to Theravada Buddhists throughout mainland Southeast Asia, primarily in Myanmar and Thailand.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Myat Zaw Hein