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This is another shot of the monastery located in the hills one hour drive from Kyaing Tung I already presented you. Quite close from this place, you can meet Khun tribes in the villages around.

From March to May, schools are normally closed for vacation but in some monasteries, monks are trying to share their knowledge to young pupils and teach them alphabet, reading, writing or even litterature.

In this Shan province, the buddhist authorities had to chose in 1991 between preserving the Shan litterature and preserving the royal palace of Kyaing Tung. The palace located close in the heights of Kyaing Tung was partially destroyed and turned into an hotel.

Apart from the pupils who were learning the Shan writings, some Burmese were working at the back entrance of the Monastery. I noticed the little monk sat on the little stairs and was staring at him for a while when that guy went out from the door. He was probably bringing some religious Buddha writings to some monks.

I was immadiately attracted by the kind of symetry between his wears and the orange area. The white wall seemed to create a kind of limit though I felt it did balance the whole scene. To my eyes, this picture partly embodies the strong hierarchy between the monks, the little apprentice and the servant...

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