As part of her state visit to Myanmar, Nepali President Mrs Bidya Devi Bhandari and her delegation were accompanied by Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture, Thura U Aung Ko, as she toured Mandalay Region.
They departed from Nay Pyi Taw by special flight to PyinOoLwin where they were welcomed by Mandalay Region Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, U Myo Thit, and officials at Anisakan Airport.
The Nepali President first visited the Sree Durga Devi Temple, gifted offertories and signed the guestbook. She then met with the Nepalese community of PyinOoLwin at its
From there, they visited the National Kandawgyi Garden and viewed the ecosystems housing rare flora and fauna there. The Nepali President was then treated to a luncheon by the All Myanmar Gurkha Hindu Dhamma Organization at Taj Restaurant.
In the afternoon, the Nepali President went by special flight to NyaungU where they were welcomed by Regional Minister for Shan Ethnic Affairs U Sai Pan Hsai at NyaungU Airport.
From there, they visited the famous Ananda Temple at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bagan, gifted offertories, and signed the guestbook. They also visited the Thatbyinnyu Temple and Alotawpyae Temple.
Afterwards, the Nepali President and delegation flew to Yangon and were welcomed by Regional Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein at Yangon International Airport. Later in the evening, the Nepali President was treated to a formal dinner by Nepali Ambassador Mr Bhim K Udas. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)