August 19, 2016

Thingyan revellers converge on Nay Pyi Taw roads for second Akyat Day


Revellers packed roads across Nay Pyi Taw yesterday for second Akyat Day of Myanmar’s Thingyan New Year Water Festival.
Water-throwing pavilions, including Hotel ACE and Shwe Thanlwin pandals in the Hotel Zone and Nay Pyi Taw Development Affairs Committee’s water-throwing pandal on Nay Pyi Taw-Taungnyo road, in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area were bursting with merrymakers celebrating the fourth day of the festival.
Similarly, Pann-khinn road, Pyinmana-Taungnyo road and urban streets in Pyinmana Township were also filled with Thingyan partygoers in cars and on motorbikes.
Likewise, water-throwing pavilions of the Office of Chief of Armed Forces Training and the Office of the Director of Medical Services in Zeyarthiri Township were also crowded with festival-goers.
In the afternoon, Thingyan revellers packed Safari Garden, Hlay Khwin Taung, Zoological Garden, National Landmark Garden, Water Fountain Garden and found shady places to rest.
During the festive days, pagodas and monasteries in Nay Pyi Taw were also packed with devotees and pilgrims making merit.


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