In Thailand even young children can be ordained as monks for a while. Usually this is done so the family can gain some merit. Sometimes the boys are a bit unruly and it’s seen as a good way to settle them down a little bit. If you visit Thailand you will see many young monks in orange robes…

This Thai Buddhist video is of some young monks banging the large gong at a temple in Isaan Thailand (northeast).


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The location of this Thai Buddhist temple is Sisaket, Thailand.