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August 09, 2020

Many people visit Pakhan Gyi Ancient Monastery

File photo shows an ancient monastery, Pakhan Gyi, in Yesagyo, Pakokku District.  Photo: Supplied
File photo shows an ancient monastery, Pakhan Gyi, in Yesagyo, Pakokku District.  Photo: Supplied

The ancient monastery, Pakhan Gyi was built by U Pho Toke and Daw Phae about 150 years ago in Yesagyo, Pakokku District and was named “second Bagan” So; many people visited Pha Khan Gyi.
The ancient monastery was built out 254 teak poles and the girth of one pole is from 6’ 4” to 7’ 2” and its height is from 50’ to 90’.
These poles are straight lines without any joints.
It takes two years for them to be built. Many visitors including young people and older adults came to see it when it was decorated with priceless architecture.
During the peak season, there were many local people visiting the monastery because the transportation was better than before.
There 771 foreign visitors between January and October this year. This year has seen more visitors than previous years. —MDN

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