The Monk on Horseback


He is known as the ‘Tiger Monk’. Phra Khru Ba travels the border region between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar notoriously known as the Golden Triangle.

A former Muay Thai Boxer, the monk now saves children from falling prey to drug activities and violence. His monastery acts as an orphanage and a ranch, and he teaches these novices Muay Thai so they can protect themselves in this hostile region. His own life has been threatened many times, from the druglords he opposes.

This is a beautiful story that uncovers tales of destruction and loss in an area that paints a picture of calm and tranquility.