Again the flight was only about 40-50% full. This, despite the fact that I was told a month before going, that there was no way we could change to a later flight….after my horror at finding that we were booked on such an early 6.15am flight!
At Mandalay airport we had plenty of time to check out the billboards ….
Amazingly they followed him!!
they have to have soft fingertips which don't damage the silk ……so not for housewives!
They are allowed to take fruit back to their room but are not allowed to eat after midday!
they expect to gain merit for the afterlife!
The little boy at the head was obviously going to be a monk…...
After the ceremony the boys could choose to stay at the monastery for 3 days, 5 days, a week, or a month. Or could choose to stay there permanently. If they wanted to stay the parents had no choice but to allow it!
Before leaving the Pagoda we got to see some items plundered from Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The brighter parts are because the people believe it has healing powers and rub whichever part of it that corresponds to their ailment! By the looks of it more stomach and knee problems than anything else!!
It was certainly interesting to see…..
It was good…..but not superb. We were happy not to have walked up!