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Novice monks

Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery in Nyaung Shwe near Inle Lake is a wooden monastery with unique red painted teak wood oval windows. The temple is richly decorated with mosaics and golden ornaments. The unique oval windows at this teak monastery serves as a school for young Burmese novice monks.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Myanmar
Camera: DMC-LX7
Copyright: © Stefanos Chronis