Thailand is Buddhist,
which means people follow the teachings of the Lord Buddha
- the subject of all the statues across the country.
Buddhists in Thailand
worship in Wats, which also double as monasteries. Most males
will spend some time as a monk, even if it is only a few weeks.
Monks shave their heads and wear the bright orange robes.
At dawn, monks leave the wats on their morning alms round
where the faithful will give them food and receive a blessing.
In order not to
give offence, women should avoid touching monks and should
they wish to pass anything to them they should leave it where
the monk can pick it up.