Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Vice-Senior General Soe Win pays visits to famous temples in Luang Prabang Province, visits significant places

Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Vice-Senior General Soe Win pays visits to famous temples in Luang Prabang Province, visits significant places

NAY PYI TAW October 25

The Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief(Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win who was on a goodwill visit to Lao People's Democratic Republic on 24 October morning paid a visit to Watsibounheaung Temple in Luang Prabang Province and performed meritorious deeds in making dawn alms donation as a tradition of the province to members of the Sangha from monasteries in Luang Prabang City. All Buddhist people from Luang Prabang Province offered dawn alms to members ofthe Sangha as meritorious deeds in traditions. So also, such activities contribute to the province in attracting foreign tourists. Moreover, when the dawn alms offering ceremony was joined by more than 300 members of the Sangha from five Mekong basin countries namely Myanmar,Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam who arrived in Luang Prabang Province on their Dhamma trips so as to accept the dawn alms, the ceremony was crowded with local people and foreign travellers.

The Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by the Vice-Senior General, accompanied by officials, visited the morning market in Luang Prabang Province.

The Vice-Senior General and party visited the old royal palace ofLaos and paid homage to Prabang Hsutaungpyae famous Buddha Image near the old royal palace. Afterwards,they posed for documentary photos together with officials from the Lao National Defence Ministry in front of the statue of Laotian King Sisavanvong who firstly established the legal system of Laos. More than 100 guests pay visits to the old royal palace on a daily basis.

The Vice-Senior General and party offered robes, cash for nine prerequisites and offerings to members of the Sangha from Wat Xieng Thong Temple and shared merits gained. They then paid homage to Phusi Pagoda on the hill.

In the afternoon, the Vice-Senior General and party visited Kuangsi waterfall in southern part of Luang Prabang Province which is a major tourist attraction. In the evening, they visited the night market in Luang Prabang Province.

Luang Prabang Province was recognized by UNESCO as the world heritage site for cultural heritage in 1995. The Luang Prabang Province Airport admits landing and takeoff of more than 28 domestic and international flights for tourism services on a daily basis.It was reported that more than 900,000 international tourists flow into the province yearly.

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