A number of marvelous golden pagodas and numerous festivals held annually set Myanmar apart from other famous nations. Of all festivals in Myanmar, Mann Shwe Sattaw Pagoda Festival is likely one of the most well-known and significant Pagoda festivals in Upper Myanmar. From the mid February to mid April, long lines of people form the entire country and other countries pay pilgrimage to the Pagoda. As you travel to Mann Shwe Sattaw Pagoda, you will get opportunity to marvel at Buddhism footprint.
While the elder and kids can reach the Upper sattawyar through a motor way, the youth could trek up by the stairway built by venerable hermit U Khanti in 1937. On the way, make use of your time and get yourself relax with cultural artifacts carved on the stairway. From the platform of the upper footprint, zoom your eyes up to contemplate and pay homage to the lower footprint; and absorb the panoramic view. This place is beautiful, peaceful and pleasant for those who are seeking for an escaping tour.
En route, you will find a number of stalls selling all sorts of goods ranging from handicrafts to traditional herbal plants. Keep continue trekking up, you will reach Mutsoetaung Zedi. From here, you will get chance to observe a sight full of greening. Also, at the lower Sattawyar located at the foot of the hill there are a number of bustling devotees who created many bamboo huts for tourists to have fun, and swim in the hot dry season of Myanmar. The locals also built lodging bamboo houses for the people from afar could take a rest and refresh themselves with a well-slept night. You will also get lost with a variety of stalls which are staff with products from every corner of the country. Due to the diversity of products, pilgrims can easily conveniently find and get their favorite items in one place. The vibrancy of these stalls, the laughers and the talks of the pilgrims plus the cool and pleasant weather conditions add sparkle and life to the Pagoda festival itself.
Bath in the cool, clean and sparkling water of Mann Creek after an exhausting day of pilgrimage; experience the feeling of this sacred place; and get the unique window into the ancient customs that have shaped modern day Myanmar. All of these things combined make your pilgrimage to Mann Shwe Sattaw Pagoda remarkable.
When visiting this temple in particular and other religious sites in Myanmar in general, it is worth noting that you should dress in conservative clothing that covers the shoulders, arms, and knees in accordance with traditional sense of modesty.