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Maw Tin Soon Pagoda, officially known as the Mahāmakuṭaraṃsi Hsandawshin Myat Mawtin Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda in Ngapudaw Township, Pathein District, Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar (Burma). The pagoda is located along the Cape of Mawtin on the Andaman Sea. The most interested fact is that it is submerged underwater throughout the year, except during the pagoda festival season. The pagoda would emerge from the water especially for this festival. Maw Tin Soon Pagoda Festival is held annually during the traditional Burmese month of Tabaung or during the international months of February and March. As soon as this festival finishes, the water level has rose. This is why, Maw Tin Soon pagoda looks like it is in the sea. There is only one seaside pagoda festival in Myanmar and it is held grandly each year. This festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. This pagoda should be visited by people who are very interested in archaeology. This is because besides celebrating the festival, tourists can also enjoy the panoramic view of the beach. They can enjoy many things along the sand bank while drinking the cool coconut juice: picking the sea shells, playing around, biking, driving, swimming, taking photos, exploring the life of fishermen and the handicrafts business. They can pay homage to Shwe Nat Taung, Mya Taung and Shwe Taung pagodas,too. The visitors, as the souvenirs for the trip, usually buy the dried fish, dry prawns and the sea products. The collectors can look for various sea shells on the shelf or can buy them at the stalls setup for that particular wares. The boat-trip to the delta and out to sea is very pleasant having fresh sea freeze. The visitors can explore the socioeconomic of local residents and enjoy the natural scenic beauty while taking a pilgrimage. Maw Tin Soon pagoda is one of the destinations to attract not only Myanmar visitors but also international tourists. It is popular in religious belief for Buddhists.