Kekku Pagoda Festival

Month:   March
Visited: 1900 Time

      A cluster of more than 3000 pagodas said to be from Bagan period, but in the Yun Shan style, are grouped on a small hillock overlooking the Hopon Valley. Pa O people flock to the festival in their best costumes to pay homage to the pagoda on the full-moon day of Tabaung (March). The best time to see this is at dawn on the full-moon day when villagers come with offerings and food to be offered to the Buddha Images. The festival ends with the pilgrims offering rice and other items to more than 1000 monks. Most of the pagodas are in ruins but the main Pagoda has been renovated with donations from the Chief Monk of the Buddhist Monastery in Singapore and local donors.