The Thai monkhood, or sangha, is one the country’s most revered institutions. It is joined for brief periods by many, if not most, Thai men in their late teens and early twenties. Perhaps its is not all that surprising then, counterintuitive though it might seem, that there are constant revelations in the Thai press of testosterone-fuelled monk partying, lavish spending of monastery funds and drug busts. The latest scandals to befall the brotherhood: sexy young monks flashing their abs with an unorthodox way of draping their saffron robes and a temple threatened with copyright infringement lawsuit over its Doraemon good luck amulets.
Livin’ large: Thai monks gone wild17 10 2012