Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pray for a Knockout

One of the many dualities that exists in Thailand involves the contrast of a peaceful, laid-back Buddhist culture with an all out, knock 'em down, kick 'em where it hurts national sport of Muay Thai boxing. On Sundays, many Thais visit temples, but it's also a popular day for boxing matches. Thais generally don't see these two activities as being at odds with one another. In fact, some Thais make special trips to temples just to pray for the victory of their favorite boxer.