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  shinpyu ordination ceremony with elephant

 

Myanmar

An opulent shinpyu ordination ceremony in Mandalay, with the shin thamanei (novice) dressed in princely attire and seated on an elephant, reminiscent of the Buat Chang Had Siew ordination ceremony (fig.), which is held annually in Sri Satchanalai, Thailand.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (10), and POSTAGE STAMP.