Thursday, February 10, 2011

A day in a life of a monk in Luang Prabang

Scores of teenager monks walking the street of Luang Prabang in the afternoon, on the way to their respective schools normally located in a bigger wat or monastery temple.

They hardly speak to each other on the street. Briskly and silently, more often than not, they will try to avoid contacts with tourists with cameras.

They normally appear very shy, but very friendly once you greet them "sabaidee".

Unlike some "tudung" ladies in Malaysia, all the monks I met so far respect the saffron robes they wear. The monks do not misbehave when they are clad with the sacred robes.

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