Trip to Mae Hong Son for the Poy Sang Long festival

The Poy Sang Long festival is a novice ordination ceremony that takes place in Mae Hong Son at the beginning of April every year. Young boys from the Thai Yai ethnic group have their hair shaved and then they are dressed in princely garments complete with flashy jewelry. They are then hoisted on the shoulders of male family members and paraded around the town ahead of the ordination ceremony. The following photos were tweeted live during the five day trip.

Trip dates: 2-6 April 2018

DAY ONE: Good morning from Don Mueang Airport. Today I’m flying up to Mae Hong Son. I’ve been invited by TAT (Northern Division) on a five day trip to take pictures at the Poy Sang Long festival. I’ve been wanting to go to this colourful festival for a long time. [Click link above to read more]

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