Shin Pyu Ceremony

For an enlightening experience in a country with more than 500.000 monks, we can offer the chance to attend a 'Shin Pyu Ceremony', the initiation ceremony for young boys to become novice monks. This is a rare opportunity to attend what is the most important step in the life of most Burmese people and gain an insight into the fascinating Buddhist religion. The group will witness all the steps of the ceremony from the donation given to the eldest monk in the monastery to the shaving of the novice monks' heads. Join a procession from the village to the monastery and lunch with the families of the newly initiated novice monks. The whole ceremony takes place in a picturesque wooden monastery at Inle Lake.