August 19, 2016

Traditional boat race held in Mandalay

Boat racing in Mandalay.
Boat racing in Mandalay.

A traditional boat racing competition was organized in Mandalay on Friday to mark the successful completion of hoisting a new htee atop the historic Chanthaya Pagoda in Chanayethazan Township and renovating the Chanthaya Bridge.
Altogether 18 teams participated in the two-day contest, which is separated in two levels, amateur and professional.
The first-ever boat race event took place 26 years ago for the same reason.

Tin Maung (Mandalay)


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