This week I’m in Chaiyaphum in Northeastern Thailand to take pictures of a rather unusual Buddhist parade. On Friday, nine men will ordain as monks. But before they can do that, they have to pass a kind of test which can only be described as brutal.
Veerapol (ธีระพล สำราญกลาง) is a former WBC & WBA Bantamweight Champion & now runs a restaurant in Chaiyaphum pic.twitter.com/tepG4UQF4T— Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) April 30, 2015
This is the parade I will be taking photos of tomorrow in Chaiyaphum. Billed as the “most brutal ordination parade”: http://t.co/cWlgveZhtY— Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) April 30, 2015