The Playful Monk

The Playful Monk

photo of the day | | Updated: Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 12:08 PM



Buddhist novice monk Kyaw Thiha plays during heavy rainfall at Shin Ohtama Tharya monastery in Yangon. Entering monkhood is a rite of passage for many Myanmar boys, although most of them spend a few days to a few months rather than as a lifetime commitment. The Sangha, as monks are collectively known in Myanmar, is a powerful social force in the country and is widely revered. They have also been politically active since the colonial times, calling for justice and democracy on behalf of the people


Photo by : Soe Zeya Tun






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