Krang Krock is an ancient Khmer temple in Châu Đốc District in the southern province of An Giang near the border between Việt Nam and Combodia. The temple is the biggest of its kind in Tịnh Biên - Châu Đốc, and hosts monks and traditional festivals for local residents.
The temple has 40 trainee monks aged between 12-19, who spend a few weeks at the temple every three years. Besides learning Buddhist teachings, they also learn how to farm and handicrafts like carpentry and sculpture. They work and support themselves rather than asking for food from locals.
Photographer Việt Thanh explores their lives at the temple. — VNS