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Mahamuni Buddha Temple
Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay, March 2012

A better view of the beautiful dress of the girls and boys at the occasion of their inauguration as nuns and monks. They told us that hiring this dress is very very expensive.
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May 26 2012 17:27 GMT saffi9
great costumes
May 26 2012 17:49 GMT hallo
Interesting to see!
May 26 2012 18:28 GMT julie13
Lovely shot
May 26 2012 20:22 GMT Danijela
very interesting image, lovely dresses, they look expensive
May 26 2012 21:30 GMT bandsix
Beautiful pinks here Peter.....I wonder, is this their choice to be nuns and monks or is it family pressure?
May 27 2012 01:02 GMT annieann PRO
stunning
May 27 2012 04:53 GMT Studio88
Looks Very Expensive To Manufacture - Excellent Group Shot ! Peter ;-)
May 27 2012 05:06 GMT sini
Wonderful and sweet!:)
May 27 2012 15:37 GMT Lalbabu
Great closeup of that beautiful costumed little ones!!!
May 27 2012 18:10 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful costumes!!
May 27 2012 20:06 GMT wijnie58
Fantastic colours of the costumes...:-))
May 28 2012 18:57 GMT Riet
The picture and the costumes are beautiful!
What bothers me is that those children have no choice..............
May 28 2012 19:03 GMT senna3
Barbara and Riet, it is true that the parents stimulate their children to enter the monastery, but the children can leave after a few months when they do not like the monastery life. Our guide told us that he tried three times to be a monk and then gave up and became a tourist guide!
May 28 2012 19:04 GMT senna3
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!
May 29 2012 07:12 GMT junne PRO
gorgeous outfits and hairdos
May 29 2012 09:57 GMT Riet
Thanks senna for your answer! I feel much better now :-)
May 29 2012 15:36 GMT ForestSpirit
A very interesting photo, and I'm glad to see that these children can go back to a normal life if they decide to!
May 29 2012 17:05 GMT senna3
Sylvia, we got the impression that Buddishm is a very liberal philosophy of life!
Btw, the normal life in Burma is far from easy. The monastery life has its disadvantages of course, but you are cared for!
Jun 05 2012 13:45 GMT doramandragora
They all look simply stunning in these beautiful and extraordinary vibrant dresses.

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