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Category: Myanmar

The Novitiation ceremony in Myanmar

According to Buddhist tradition in Myanmar the boys over 8 years can enter the Buddhist Order for a small period or for their whole life. Their stay at the monastery it is a blessing for the whole family and it is considered an important duty that parents owe to their sons, to embrace the legacy and become immersed in the teaching of Buddha.


The Novitiation ceremony in Bagan – The parade

A Novitiation ceremony involves a parade around the pagodas on the first day with the boys dressed up as princes before they shave their heads and enter the Order.

Here a parade in Bagan


The Novitiation ceremony in Bagan – The prince.

Leaving Myanmar

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Travelling in Myanmar no2 – Living every moment

I would like to write more about our trip in Myanmar but it is truly an overwhelmingly experience. Every day is so full with places, colours, smells, tastes and feelings … It it so difficult to find the time to put all these feelings and images into words.

But then that’s the whole point of travelling, right ? To enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment. Perhaps when I am at home, I’ll sit down to write a few things about this beautiful place.

imageWomen beating the mulberry tree bark to make pulp. It is used to make the Shan paper, unique in the villages of Inle Lake in Myanmar.

Travelling in Myanmar

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