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Thidingyut Lighting Festival

The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, today also known as the Golden Rock Pagoda is located on top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo at 3615 feet (1102 meters) above sea level, in the Mon State and approximately 130 miles (210 km) from the city of Yangon. During the Thidingyut Full moon night (according to Myanmar Lunar Calendar), the devotees celebrate the lighting festival and offer the candles and oil lamps to the pagoda.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kyeik Hto, Myanmar
Copyright: © Khant Zaw