Burma - Helping the local community at Inle Lake For many travellers, the most enduring memory of Burma is the warmth and gentle nature of the local people. Unfortunately, many Burmese are living below the poverty line. Flavours of Indochina has developed a unique activity that allows our clients to work with underprivileged people around Inle Lake.
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Phaung Daw U Festival, Lake Inle, Burma by tarotastic, via Flickr-"During the Phaung Daw U festival a barge decorated as a mythical bird carries four golden Buddha images around the lake from village to village to bless the village monasteries. There are over 60 monasteries in the Inle Lake area and at least one monastery at each village so the festival takes place over a 20 day period."
These novices are standing in the famous old teak wood Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, near Inle Lake in Myanmar's Shan State. During Thingyan, the Burmese New Year, many Burmese boys celebrate shinbyu, a special rite of passage when a boy enters a monastery for a short time as a novice monk. They live the tough life of the monks: waking up early, washing with cold water and strict discipline. As the monks do, they have to buy their food with money given as alms. One meal a Day