The 14th PyinOoLwin flower festival began yesterday with more than 600,000 flowering plants worth K700 million on display at the National Kandawgyi Gardens in PyinOoLwin.
The month-long festival was formally opened by vice speaker of the Mandalay Region Hluttaw, Dr. Khin Maung Htay.
Apart from flowering plants from Myanmar, 65,000 flowering plants from the Netherlands, 90,000 lilies from Italy, 90,000 roses from the UK, and other floral decorations are being showcased at the festival.
The festival will be held through January next year.
The flowers displayed at the festival will be exchanged every week.
Music concerts by famous vocalists will also be staged during the festival.—Thet Naing (Pyin Oo Lwin) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)