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Why not do this all over SE Asia (save India)??
Id be neat to have a monk showoff temples etc, makes sense.
& Japan 2

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I just recently went through Laos on a Hop On/Off Tour from Bangkok to Hanoi. My tour guide from Thailand to Luang Probang had also been a monk for about 8 years when he was younger as it provided him his only chance to get an education. He explained that in Laos you can be a monk for a day, a year or a lifetime. He is now married and has a child and happily doing tours that provide him a fairly good income. So many people come to SE Asia and do understand the importance of respect around buddha, the temples and the monks.

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