Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:09AM
[chuck] in Chindwin River, Dharma


It's the weekend, and the monks from the Homalin monastery are out working on the road in front of their temple. The Chindwin River (shown to the left) is eating away the bank and parts of the road have already started to collapse. The monks appear to be both widening the road and trying to stabilize the bank.  

The Chindwin River is the third largest river in Myanmar, and it has been wandering all over the landscapes of Sagaing Region for thousands of years. Not sure how a shovel is going to stop this. Good thing these are monks [NOTE: I was staying at a hotel on the other side of this street and remember noticing the steep drop from the street to the river as we walked to dinner. And then, the next morning, saffron robes with shovels].   

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