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Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay, Young Buddhist nuns

Posted by
Henry Westheim (Taichung, Taiwan) on 3 January 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Traveling off the ‘beaten’ path is a great way to see daily life and experience local culture. Traveling, now, is a bit rough and tough on the knees and back, but it’s well worth it! We’re now cruising up the 2000 km (1240 miles) long Ayeyarwaddy River to Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). Pictured are young Buddhist nuns on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River.

Nearly all males in Burma are Buddhist monks twice in their lives. The first time is usually for a week or two between the ages of 5 and 15 and the second time is later in life after the age of 20. Young girls occasionally become nuns.

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Anne from France

Nice scene.

3 Jan 2016 10:00am

@Anne: Thank you for your comment, Anne. They were having soooo much fun in that market.

franz from Baden, Austria

great info to go with this amazing documentary photo! i'm surprised at the very young age of these nuns ...

3 Jan 2016 8:11pm

@franz: Thanks, Franz.

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Congratulations on your color spotlight! Myanmar is a wonderful country to make beautiful pictures as this one!

4 Jan 2016 4:14am

@maximage: Thank you, Maximage.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb, happy NY

4 Jan 2016 7:41am

@Dimitrios: Thank you, Dimitrios. I hope that your new year is off to a great beginning!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portraits!
A M A Z I N G !
...
Congratulations! :)

4 Jan 2016 8:53am

@omid: Thank you, Omid.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe ces couleurs

4 Jan 2016 2:37pm

@L'Angevine: Thank you, L'Angevine.

franz from Baden, Austria

with saffron tones like this it had to be chosen for the colour spotlight! congratulations, sir !

4 Jan 2016 2:42pm

@franz: Thank you, Franz! ^_^

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Beautiful ! Congratulations !

6 Jan 2016 7:20am

@Ludovic Roudet: Thank you, Ludovic.