In rural areas, the temple is very much
part of village life. Quite often there is a temple school and
a number of the local boys would serve as Dek Wat, or
temple boys. People often help out to keep the temple grounds
clean. Once a year, they have a tradition to build sandcastles
in the temple grounds. They bring their own sand to do this in
order to replace all of the sand inadvertently taken out of the
temple on the bottom of their shoes over the past year.
Art Work by Primary 5 and 6 students
at Sriwittayapaknam School.
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