Poi Sang Long is a Shan tribe Buddhist ceremony of ordination of a boy into novice-monk hood. Boys are paraded a striding high on men’s shoulders dressed up in fineries and with make-up in attempt to recall Lord Buddha as the young prince Sidhartha leaving his palace in desperate search of the dharma in the world . Such vernacular event is unique only to Northern Thailand and Myanmar and idiosyncratic to the Shan ethnic group.
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