Gaungsay Kyun - Mon State

Gaungse Kyun meaning Head Wash Island in Myanmar. This beautiful little islet off Mawlamyine’s north-western end is a good picnic spot. The islet was named Head Wash Island because the yearly royal hair washing ceremony during the Inwa (Ava) period. used the water taken from a spring on the island. It was believed to be named during the 19th century. You can take a stroll around and visit the Sandawshin pagoda. a whitewash and silver pagoda enshrining hair relics of the Buddha. and a Buddhist meditation centre by the pagoda. It is famous for the hair washing ceremonies.

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