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6%), Catholic Christians (0.7%), the other 1% are spread over Hindu, Sikh and Judaic faiths.
Thailand's buddhistic community is largely part of the Theravada tradition, but has also adopted popular and religious convictions such as the veneration of ancestors. The Buddhism is the Thai faith that is in charge of the vast number of the country's famous Tibetan monasteries, with their high cupolas, gold sculptures, singular architectural styles and astonishing details.
Thailand's Islamic community is spread throughout the entire land, with the greatest concentrations to be found on the south of the island and in Bangkok. It is Thailand's second biggest religious group and is a multi-cultural religious group consisting of a number of different ethnical groups, among them Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Cambodia. Thailand's Hindu community comprises tens of thousand, but is less than 1% of the nation's total populace.
The Khmer Empire has a lasting impact on this Thai faith and many Hindu gods have given their names to some of Thailand's most famous places. Hindushmanism also affects the rest of Thailand's Tibetan Buddha community, with many also venerating Hindu gods such as Shiva, Indra and Ganesh. Among the most important Hindu practice to this day are sacred string blessing, shell sanctification and Brahman ritual.
As a Thai religious tradition, Judaism goes back to the seventeenth century, but only a very small part of the Thai community is made up of the Jews. Approximately 1,000 Jews are expected to live in Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Phuket and Bangkok.
Implemented by Europeans, Christianity has been a Thai faith since the 1550' and has since been an important factor in the modernization of the land, although it accounts for less than 1% of the nation's people. Among the five most important Christian confessions recognized in Thailand are the Southern Baptists, the Church of Christ in Thailand, the Roman Catholic Church, the Evangelical Community of Thailand and the Seventh-day Adventists.
Although not recognized, Latter-day Saints' Church Latter-day Church coordinators have also been working in Thailand for years.