Phaung Daw U Images


Phaung Daw U Images
   Three images of the Buddha and two of his disciples, reportedly made in the 12th century, located in the Phaung Daw U Monastery on the shores of Inle Lake in Shan State. They have been covered with so much gold leaf that it is impossible to see the original figures. During the Phaung Daw U Festival in September-October, four of the five figures are carried around the villages on the shore of the lake in an elaborate boat, while the smallest image remains behind to guard the monastery. One of the most important Shan Buddhist celebrations, the festival draws thousands of visitors.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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