Reblogged from my other blog The Heartlander Tourist.
Originally posted: 17 March 2017
Original content on this blog returns: 2 June 2017
While 42 % of Krabi is Muslim, an equal number of the population is Buddhist. So it made sense when I came across these gifts in a supermarket – gift packs for monks and people entering the Buddhist monkhood.
And which business would not capitalise on such local customs?
Thai Buddhism is a regional phenomenon, a very influential Buddhist school even in Singapore.
Buddhism arrived in Thailand arrived during the 5th century due to the cultural influence from India. It’s cultural influence continued at an unofficial-social level until the 13th century when it was made the state religion of the Sukhothai Kingdom.
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