Thai Buddhism

Thai Buddhism

WAT CHALONG TEMPLE – PHUKET, THAILAND

Video by Education Abroad Asia – John James

Our video is listed on Wikipedia external links: "The Story of Wat Chalong" and on Vimeo.

Thai Buddhism is a cultural current throughout the country and is deeply ingrained in the social structure and behavior of the Thai people.

Buddhism in Thailand mainly follows the Theravada school and combines folk religion and some Chinese traditions. Temples throughout the Kingdom are considered sacred ground, and visitors are indeed welcome.

Thai traditional and family values are connected to temples and monks, and many Thais become monks during their lives, if only for a few months.

Peter Coan, an educator at Prince of Songkla University, shares his insights about studying in Thailand.

Listen carefully to his description of Thai Buddhism, and how it is "deeply ingrained" in the minds and culture of the Thai people.