16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Path to Enlightnment
In Myanmar, becoming a novice monk is a great honor for families. It’s customary for every young boy to enter a Buddhist monastery, starting with an initiation ceremony known as Shin Pyu, where children as young as 18 months take part.
|Photo Location:||Bagan, Myanmar|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D Mark IV|
|Copyright:||© Rajani Ramanathan|