Tai Yai youngsters between the ages of seven and 14 prepare to enter the monkhood in an elaborate festival known as Poi Sang Long. The revered festival returns to the small northwestern province of Mae Hong Son from April 1 to 4.
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The traditional novice ordination sees the boys dressed in ornate costumes and wearing turbans covered with flowers and facial make-up.