THE red robed monks of Burma (Myanmar) are a common sight wherever you go – travelling on public transport, in Internet cafes, at monasteries, markets, intersections and everywhere else in between. They are as much a part of the experience of being in Burma as the famed Shwedagon Pagoda or the Ayerwaddy River that snakes right through the country.
For many travellers to Burma, their interaction with the monk population of the country remains a highlight. These images feature Burma’s monks in all facets of life: at play, as tourists, alms collectors, animal lovers and devout Buddhists.
All photos taken by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com