Bamboo Temple



Temple Building

Bamboo temple

Monk And Orphans

Monk overseeing orphans praying

This monk is leading the orphans, who live at the temple, in prayer.

Although one can't tell from the photo, all of these orphans are boys, begging the question "Where are the orphan girls?"

Since women and girls are not allowed to live at a temple, the orphan girls are taken in by local villagers, the IDP, or the army families.


Orphan List

List of orphans

The list of orphans, 61 in all, written in Shan.


Inverse Bowling

Orphan games

I didn't understand this game, but it involved betting on which hole(s?) tossed marbles would roll into. Since there were no pins, and they didn't seem to have enough money for it to ever change hands, I christened the game "Bowling for Nothing."


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