Family and friends turned out as a Pattaya Mail reporter was ordained as a monk.
Urasin Khantaraphan took his vows at a June 22 ceremony at Yansangwararam Temple.
Abbot Chaiyawat presided over the ordination service sponsored by Urasin’s mother Rasri Jaihan and the Khantaraphan family.
Thai tradition holds that a son should become a monk at some point in his life to honor his parents, providing them with ample merit for the afterlife.
Urasin promised to follow Buddha’s word, preach dharma and have discipline.