Early Morning Alms

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Dave Winkler

I took this photo early morning before sunrise in Nyaung Oo, Bagan - in Central Myanmar. This is a truckload of young monks, called novices, who are there to "beg" for daily alms of rice and money. Here you see them enthusiastically jumping out of the truck to grab their bowls and line up to receive donations from the people. This ritual happens every morning and it is considered a good deed to give to those who are part of monastic life, both monks/novices and nuns (not seen here).

Location: Bagan, Myanmar


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