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  Hintha Barge

 

Myanmar

The Hintha Barge is a replica of Karaweik, the Burmese Pyigyimon royal barge. It has the figurehead of a hintha bird (fig.) and is on display in an hangar at the Hpaung Daw U Pagoda (fig.) on Inle Lake (fig.).

 

It is used by the Intha people to transport the Hpaung Daw U Buddhas (fig.) during their annual festival and procession on Inle Lake.

See also TRAVEL PHOTOS and THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

2028'27.1"N 9653'21.6"E

 

  Hintha Barge