Novice monks at Wat Thung Setthi temple, Khon Kaen, Thailand 24 Oct 2017
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Tradition requires that every Buddhist male enter the monkhood for a brief period before marriage. Most of Thailand's 300,000 or so monks live in wats (temples). Here they practice and teach the rules of human conduct that were established by the Buddha. In Thailand, there ae hundreds of Buddhist temples in the cities and suburbs. They serve as hubs for the spiritual and social life of the community. Discover this beautiful and spiritual country with our Thailand Discovery trip.
This article was originally published on 1st March, 2016