15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
To the pagoda festival

This photo was taken in Bagan, an ancient city of Myanmar. It reflects the lovely traditional culture of Myanmar people in rural areas. People from different villages come together by bullock carts to the Pagoda festival which was held once a year. They eat, sleep, have fun and enjoy the festival together by staying on the bullock carts. The queues of the bullock carts on the festival day are picturesque scenes for those who have never encountered before. When they reach to the festival place, they set their own places to enjoy the festival for three to four days. There, they make friends by helping each other there and it shows the friendly culture of Myanmar.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Bagan, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Zwe Nyi Htet