The Decline of Buddhism in Thailand
Social pressures, echoes of corruption hamper an age-old religion
By: Murray Hunter
To tourists, Thailand is the most religious of countries, with 92 percent of Thais officially deemed to follow the state religion. The king must be a Buddhist, with Buddhist rituals enwrapped within royal ceremonies amid some of the most spectacular religious architecture in the world, which as much as anything gives the country its nat…
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