The two-day festival on the platform by the Golden Rock usually takes place during full moon in October. Pilgrims, hermits, musicians, dancers and prayer groups come together from all over Myanmar for this festival, where thousands of candles, in the shape of altars and letters, are lit to chants and prayers at sunset. During the day you can visit other monasteries on the nearby hills.
We offer 3-4 day travel programmes from and to Yangon for this festival, which can easily be combined with other travel plans. Since the Inle Lake Boat Festival usually takes place at nearly the same time, a combination of the two is optimal.
Please enquire for more information on dates and prices .