19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Shaving Heads

Novices shave their heads each other in a monastery at Mandalay. Myanmar. Buddhist monks and novices maintain their heads shaved in order to follow the rules of Buddha that hair should be shaved at least every two months, or when the hair has grown to the length of two finger-widths.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Zay Yar Lin