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A child Buddhist monk

playing marbles in one of Bhutan's monasteries.



For centuries, Bhutan's Buddhist monasteries have provided a home and an education to thousands of Bhutan's poorest children. The kids are sent to the monasteries by their parents who can't afford to feed their large families and the kids have nowhere to go. The monasteries take children as young as five.

Bhutan definitely was one of the most interesting countries we have visited.
Tags: bhutan, buddhism
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