21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Donation From Inle Lake

This heartfelt photograph captures the act of generosity and cultural tradition at Inle Lake, Myanmar. Local people participate in the ritual of donating food to Buddhist novices, showcasing the beauty of their cultural heritage. The donation, conducted with boats by the lakeside, becomes a visual symphony of compassion and tradition.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Inle, Myanmar
Camera: X-H1
Copyright: © Pyae Phyo Thet Paing