Bath time

Since there are no classes on Sundays the monks have arranged to take a bath which is a real treat for them since bath time only happens every 2-3 months.This is no ordinary bath but a traditional hot stone bath where stones are heated up on the open fire for many hours and then dropped in a wooden rectangular tub of cold water which rapidly heats the water…..oh and before the stones are placed in the water the ash is rinsed off. Unlike the photo shown, Phajoding’s bath is out in the open (which is not uncommon in Bhutan) – at least the monks don’t have to worry about making a mess and since the bath is quite big, 4 monks can fit in at one time!


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