monks, monks, monks (part 1)

bhutan is a buddhist country, and the culture is inextricably linked with the religion. there are monks everywhere; many boys are educated in monasteries; even the district government offices are located in monasteries.  going in, it is tempting to imagine that the monks are saintly …

… aloof …

… and mysterious …

… but the truth is that a lot of them are just kids.

   

next: monks, monks, monks (part 2).