Barefoot Buddhist

This is something you don’t often see now–a barefoot monk on his begging rounds in the morning. It used to be that all monks were barefoot as they went through the neighborhoods but now they almost all wear sandals. I don’t know if it’s modernization or maybe a response to paving the streets. When I came there were only five paved streets in Phnom Penh but the photo shows what the city is like now.