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Buddhist Monks of Thailand

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Tachileik, Myanmar (Burma)
We noticed two novice Buddhist monks peeking in a window from a narrow lane. What did they see? Were they witnessing some sacred rite? Was this part of their religious training? No. Just two kids watching a neighbor's TV.
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Lum Sum, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
These two monks were waiting for a train under an ancient banyan tree in western Thailand. We asked about the color of their robes. One explained in English that his saffron robe meant he was a city monk while the maroon robe was worn by his...
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Chang Moi, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
We waited with hundreds of early risers, some tourists and many locals, beside a road that came into Chang Mai from the mountain that looms over the city. We had purchased rice and other food to offer as alms. Well, before sunrise, the monks...
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This monk calmly bathed in a courtyard ignoring the many tourists rushing to a museum and small temple. He was in complete control and was always covered as he unwrapped and rewrapped his robe while pouring water over himself from a pitcher filled...