Myanmar-China Buddhist art exhibition launched in Yangon

Xinhua News Agency on Apr 8, 2015 @ 3:15 AM

YANGON, April 8 (Xinhua) — A Myanmar-China Buddha Heritage Photo and Painting Exhibition was launched at Myanmar’s Shewdagon Pagoda in Yangon Wednesday.

Jointly organized by Myanmar-China Friendship Association, China-Myanmar Friendship Association and Myanmar Photographic Society, the three day-exhibition features ancient Buddha statues from Beijing Lingguang Temple, ancient paintings which portrait Buddha heritage from Fahai Temple and cave temples of Dunhuang.

The exhibition was made on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Myanmar.

U Soe Win, Vice Chairman of Myanmar-China Friendship Association said the exchange and cooperation on religious affairs between the two countries will help Myanmar people understand the friendly communication between the Buddhist circles .

He also said he believed that the move will reinforce the friendship between the two peoples.

Meanwhile, the painting, which portraits the statue of the Nirvana Buddha at the Mogao Grottoes, was presented to Shwedagon Pagoda last Sunday for public homage.

The painting is about 6 meters long and created by Gao Feng, head of the Dunhuang Buddhist Painting and Calligraphy Academy.

Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China’s northwest Gansu Province, are famous for a huge collection of Buddhist artwork, boasting more than 2,000 colored sculptures and 45,000 square meters of murals in 735 caves carved along a cliff.

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