A close shave
A close shave

Shwe Nyaung Monastery is a short bike ride from Nyaungshwe. Head shaving is an important part of being a Buddhist monk or novice, this practice involves an accomplice as it is difficult to shave your own head. The Abbot is entrusting a young novice to shave his head.

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Location: Shwe Nyaung Monastery, Nyaungshwe, Burma [Myanmar].

Photographer: © Neil Harris

A close shave

Shwe Nyaung Monastery is a short bike ride from Nyaungshwe. Head shaving is an important part of being a Buddhist monk or novice, this practice involves an accomplice as it is difficult to shave your own head. The Abbot is entrusting a young novice to shave his head.

Location: Shwe Nyaung Monastery, Nyaungshwe, Burma [Myanmar].

Photographer: © Neil Harris