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CULTURE OF COLLECTING ALMS

In the early hours of every morning, monks can be seen walking along roads on their alms round. They do this throughout the year whatever the weather. No matter if there is torrential rain or it is bitterly cold. Officially, they are only allowed to leave the temple once they can see the hairs on the back of their hand. But many leave long before sunrise in order to avoid the affects of the scorching sun. It is not easy being a monk. They have to walk barefoot along public roads and down unpaved lanes strewn with sharp stones and other unnatural objects. When they leave the temple, the monks have to wear their full robes with both shoulders covered.

TAGS: Alms, Bagan, Monks, Myanmar, Round

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Date Taken: 01.2016
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PHOTO LOCATION Bagan, Myanmar