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Light festival, Nun with a candle, Shwedagon pagoda, Yangon


Light festival,  Nun with a candle, Shwedagon pagoda, Yangon

During the lights festival (full moon of November), the pagodas are
illuminated with candles. The Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon is
surrounded with more than 9 000 candles or oil lamps. The festival starts at the sunset
and last until 4.00 in the morning. During the night, a weaving contest,
is organized within the pagoda.


Shwedagon - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma) - 2002

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