in Thailand there are thousands of temples and hundreds of thousands of monks. I have been to Wat Pah Nanachat, home of the foreign monks of Ajahn Chah lineage. I wasn't impressed with them. The ones there are strict followers of the vinaya, but by the letter not the spirit. Pride runs very high there and there is a lack of friendliness that you get in Thai temples - but this could be because of all the weirdo western hippie types that keep turning up. They offer little teachings and discourage reading so their understanding of Buddhism is often lacking. I have heard there are all sort of new-age type stuff being talking about there by the monks etc.
There are a few strict temples out there. I have heard of Ajahn Mahabua and his temple, but never actually been there. He and the monks there seem to be well practiced. But because of his popularity large amounts of 'dana' is given. This is managed by lay people and Thailand is notorious for corruption. Mahabua also dabbles in politics. During the financial crisis he organised a campaign for people to 'save the nation' and donate gold. Huge amounts of gold was donated and he gave it to the Government. Then he criticsed them on what they did with it, they didn't follow his economic advice. He also has publicly criticised politicians such as Thaksin. He also has, allegedly, taught there is a 'citta that is eternal'. All strange behaviour for a forest monk.