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200,000 Monks by foureyes 200,000 Monks by foureyes
The Sangha World in Thailand consists of about 200,000 monks and 85,000 novices at most times of the year. However, these numbers increase during the Buddhist ‘lent’ to 300,000 and 100,000 novices. Young boys may become novices at any age, but a man cannot become a monk until he reaches the age of twenty. He can then remain a monk for as long as he wishes, even for just one day.

There are over 29,000 temples in Thailand and The Monkhood, like all other aspects of Buddhism, is not necessarily a promise for life.
Becoming a monk is intended as a way to attain a goal, for one's self or one's family. Any ordained monk may leave the order at any time he chooses simply by informing the abbot at his monastery.
Watching their rituals and evening prayers inspires reverence :floating:
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preada58 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning! You have so many awesome buddhist photos :D
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Astraliss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Love them all!!!!
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elminino Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   General Artist
what an amazing pic and what an amazing gallery!
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
:hug:.....Saluditos :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
I hope to get some amazing images like this when I do South East Asia in Sep this year. Thanks for the inspiration! :P
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foureyes Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Thank you Drew, it was my first time in Thailand it was AMAZING, you are gonna love it :love:.......planning a second trip in Nov for a month, can't wait :dance:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Perhaps I can stay a little longer and meet up with you over there somewhere. Would be great to meet you! I'm staying for 2 months at the moment, but another month wouldn't hurt anyone ;)
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foureyes Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Great,....Let's stay in touch, I don't have an arrival date yet, I'll be finalizing all the details next month :dance:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Easy my friend. I'm sure we can arrange something over Facebook, seems to be the place to keep connected these days. Looking forward to meeting. :D
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foureyes Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
:)..................:nod: :handshake:
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