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Shinbyu Myanmar festival

Colorful Shinbyu celebrates novice monks

By Peta and Ben Kaplan

The Shinbyu ceremony in Myanmar (Burma) celebrates boys becoming novice monks. It begins with a colorful procession to the monastery.

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myanmar river cruise

Loving the land of temples on an exotic Myanmar river cruise

By Janice and George

From a cheroot-making shop to gilded stupas, this Ayeyarwady River cruise on the deluxe “Belmond Orcaella” immerses you in exotic Myanmar. Ox-cart rides (bouncy!) are a bonus.

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