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用腳划船是茵萊湖的特色,年紀還很小的孩子就有這種本事了。慶典時,四尊小佛乘坐著大龍船,前進的動力就是「腳」,很有賣點,是觀光旺季!我們八月遊賞,另有一番悠閒趣味。

觀光客遊湖所搭乘的船是靠馬達帶動螺旋槳前進的,濺起的水花迎風散開,可能會幫坐在中間的遊客洗頭、洗臉,甚至洗上衣;不過沒關係,太陽大,一會兒就乾了。

從茵萊湖水道出發,約莫一小時,就可抵達Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

 

傳說12世紀,國王遊湖,妖怪變成人加入圍觀行列,妖怪的孩子不慎掉入湖中,國王用鞭子擊湖,水龍王救出小孩。妖怪回報國王一塊香木,國王用這塊香木雕刻5尊小佛供養。香客們來祈福還願時,會將金箔貼在小佛上,現在的小佛已面目全非,形同5個胖葫蘆。導遊說:黃色布幔中女賓止步,只有男性才能進入,為小佛貼金箔;女性在台下跪拜行禮即可。

十月這裡有盛大慶典,時間長達半個月以上,四尊小佛(一尊鎮守寺中)乘船巡遊茵萊湖,降福各村場面壯觀熱鬧。(參考所附英文資料)


遊船回程取道不同,划進彎彎曲曲的水道,貼近民家、浮田,當地生活樣貌一一呈現。

龍基很好用,遮起來,洗個澡,洗完後,用湖水洗衣服。有小佛庇佑,湖水黃黃的好像也沒什麼關係。

高腳屋下可以放船,窗戶打開,迎風送爽,站在窗外看看來往的觀光客在做什麼?這裡有很多兩層建築物,是居民未雨綢繆,因應氣候暖化,水位上升;還是大家族住在一起,不得而知。

小孩在窗口放風箏。他們可能天天都得重做一個風箏,因為有好幾個風箏都被電線纏住了。放風箏的遊戲應該持續好幾世代了,而天上佈上一條條的電線還是近期事吧!

 

小孩遊戲,大人可沒閒著。我們沒有去看水上市集,也沒有看到水上工業,但是從滿載貨物的船隻,不難想像在當地經濟上佔有舉足輕重的地位。

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Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival (October)
One of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar, this pagoda houses five small Buddha images. In Inlay Lake annually from approximately in the middle of October or the month of Thadingyut. Four Gilt Buddha Images are borne on a gilt barge around the villages in Inlay Lake.

The legend is that these Images were left there by King Alaung Si Thu of Bagan dynasty. It is held on a grand scale for 18 days, usually falls in October (sometimes in September depending on the Myanmar Lunar Calendar).

There are also Shan traditional boat races participated by leg-rowers. People from all the villages nearby come to pay homage to the Images. Four Buddha Images out of five from Phaung-daw-oo Pagoda are carried on royal barge and conveyed around 14 villages on the Lake. The barge is towed by the boats of leg - rowers and hundreds of boats follow the procession. The large crowds of people gather on the lake-shores to celebrate the occasion. It is really a splendid sight. Among the dance shows and fun-fairs, the most interesting event of the festival, especially for foreigners, is their boat race - due to their unique leg rowing. It is the one and only place in the world that one can see such marvelous act.

 

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