Mahayana Buddhists are found primarily among Thailand's ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese.
There are some 21 major Chinese monasteries and 25 meeting halls. Mahayana monks are easily distinguished from Theravada monks by their orange jackets and trousers. Strict vegetarians, they eat only food prepared by their monasteries and are not required to be celibate. Their daily routine is concerned with elaborate rituals and with preparation for the funerals and burials over which they preside.
Vietnamese monks are found in 13 major monasteries.
Though dressed like the Chinese monks, they are not subject to special dietary regulations and make daily morning food collections.
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