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Shinpyu  

Shinpyu

Shinpyu ( becoming a novice monk)

March 7th 2010
The other day while walking around I saw this procession of people going through camp. Everyone was dressed in fancy clothes and carrying gifts and music was playing for the camp it was very interesting. At the time I didn't know what I was seeing but later I learned it was the Shinpyu. It is a buddhist ceremony. The celebrates sending of their young boy (8-9) to a monastery where he will be ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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