The monks in Thailand

On our first trip to Bangkok, Thailand I thought the monks were like the Catholic priests who are permanently with the church. The monks are like on a vacation from work to be a monk. It is a way of experiencing the life of a religious person and to follow the rules of the monastery and Buddhism.

I find the monks very kind people and accommodating although I understand that we should not touch them. No handshake, no hug. Their service to the temple is a sacrifice for weeks or even months depending on their vow.

  • Do you go abroad regularly?

    • Yes
    • No
    • just once a year


What do you think?

Written by Alex Socorro


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