Mass Alms Giving to Support Temples in Southern Thailand
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More than 2,600 Buddhist Monks from across Bangkok and thousands of devout Thai Buddhists attended the mass alms giving ceremony in Benjasiri Park in Bangkok. The ceremony was to raise food and cash donations for Buddhist temples in Thailand's violence plagued southern provinces. Because of an ongoing long running insurgency by Muslim separatists many Buddhist monks in Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala, Thailand's three Muslim majority provinces, can't leave their temples without military escorts.