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Why Leg Rower’s Running Race is special ?
Unique Leg Rower’s Running Race can be seen in Inlay Lake, Southern Shan State of Myanmar, especially during the Inlay Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival, as one of the attractive events in this region. The leg rowing of traditional boats by the locals is considered as one of the main ceremonial attractions conducted in Inle Lake.
What to explore at Leg Rower’s Running Race?
Cruise the waters of time back to a tradition evocative of Southeast Asia centuries ago with a pilgrimage to Hpaung Daw U – otherwise known as Myanmar’s leg rowing festival. Held upon the shores of Inle Lake, a trip to this spiritual 18 day pageant is true cultural nirvana. Watch as a golden barge holding four Buddhas is towed by ornamented leg-rowers from your own private boat with expert guide. Go ashore to take part in the eclectic festivities with monks & locals alike, from magic shows, dancing, leg rowing races and fireworks to fortune tellers, blessings and Burmese banquets. To amplify your experience, plan your visit to coincide with Thadingyut, the festival of lights.
How to get to Leg Rower’s Running Race?
To get here, travelers and tourists could opt to take the plane and bus. If traveling by plane to get to Inle Lake, the closest airport will land you in Heho. It would take another 45 minutes taxi ride to arrive in the main town by the Lake Nyaungshwe. From the airport, considering a taxi would require you to pay an estimated amount of 25,000-40,000 kyat ($20 – $30 USD). To save couple of bucks, you may want to pre-book for a taxi ride from your guesthouse or split the cab with other travelers.
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Myanmar (Burma)