Taung Py­one Nat Fes­ti­val in full swing

In a vil­lage out­side Man­dalay, thou­sands of faith­ful are gath­er­ing to con­sult Myan­mar’s colour­ful spirit medi­ums

The Myanmar Times - - Front Page - PHOTO: NICK BAKER

A natkadaw (spirit medium) per­forms at the Taung Py­one Nat Fes­ti­val near Man­dalay on Au­gust 14. The rau­cous week-long fes­ti­val, which draws pil­grims from across the coun­try who are in search of guid­ance from the spirit world, comes to its cli­max on Au­gust 18, the full moon of the lu­nar month of Wa­gaung.

Photos: Nick Baker

Natkadaws have de­scended on Taung Py­one vil­lage.

Ko Gyi Kyaw the nat vis­its Taung Py­one vil­lage via a natkadaw.

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