15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A monastic student gazes from a classroom window in Mandalay.

One of the most striking things about Phaung Daw Oo monastic school in Mandalay is the near-constant activity on its campus. It's a vital place, where 10,000 students--most from hard circumstance--thrive on a campus roughly one city block long. Quiet moments were rare, and whenever they did appear, I was always glad I had a camera.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Adam Trunell