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"Goodies for the Monks" Top 5 Page for this destination General Street Scenes Tip by phil_uk_net

General Street Scenes, Hat Yai: 12 reviews and 13 photos

  Monk Goodies
by phil_uk_net

Favorite thing: These buckets filled with food items, toiletries and other goodies can be purchased to give to monks. It is not allowed to give monks money so I was surprised recently by a guy dressed as a monk spinning me some story about not having enough money to get to his next location and asking for 100 Baht. I didn't give him any as I didn't believe he was genuine. Monks can eat only what is in the alms bowl and can be seen, normally early in the morning, receiving alms. It is very respectful for every Thai male to spend time as a monk at some stage in his life, even if it is only for a relatively short time. Giving alms to the monks is an honourable act for Buddhist Thais and good for karma.

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  • Written Nov 10, 2003
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