YANGON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — Myanmar will hold a large wood sculpture exhibition in Bago region to show the world that the country owns the largest number of wood sculptures.

Eight sculpture awards will be presented along with the eighth exhibition which will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4, according to event organizer U Kyi Win late on Sunday.

In the exhibition, 227 wood sculptures made by wood sculptors from 20 townships will be contested and the winner of the “favorite” wood sculpture competition will be awarded 10 million kyats (over 6,600 U.S. dollars).

After Cyclone Nargis devastated buildings and trees mainly in Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions in May 2008, the government encouraged wood sculptors to make wooden sculptures out of trees downed by the cyclone and large wood sculpture exhibitions were held for seven occasions from 2009 to 2017.

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