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Myanmar

Hintha is a mythical bird in Myanmar. This swan-like creature is used as the figurehead of Karaweik, the ceremonial Pyigyimon royal barge (fig.)...

 

... whilst a replica of this royal barge is used by the Intha people to transport the Hpaung Daw U Buddhas (fig.) during their annual procession on Inle Lake.

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  hintha