Monks are part of daily life in Myanmar. When I was at Nyaung Shwe Township near to Inle Lake, there was a monk festival. Young monks were all over town. Having a walk, playing around on the streets, riding a bike, buying some streetfood. Above all, they were studying at the temples to pass their monk exams. Even after sunset, you could hear and see them chant. The village was immersed with a very special athmosphere.