Thailand, the Land of White Elephant

Is there really a white elephant species in this country?

The Monks and the Elephant, Bangkok

The white elephant is a 'species' of its own, so the confidence for people in the country, and it will be a question for the tourists. Despite it becomes interesting to anyone. The question arises here is whether the elephant's skin color is completely white like the albino?

Travelers who visit will be happy with all likelihood, citing an article in the tourist sites, KompasTravel, that was a white elephant is a distinct species that is different from the albino elephant that is owned by the King of Thailand.

Driving around in this country with the city of Bangkok as a favorite of world travelers, according to an annual survey of Global Destinations Cities Index 2016, making the visit very meaningful.

The country that offer much of a temptation for tourists, a lively nightlife, advertising lights on the streets, diversity of tourist sites traditions, culinary appeal and enchanting life of the Buddhist tradition.

Say someday you're going to the Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the temple on top of a hill with a direct view of Chiang Mai. Easily you will see one side of the temple with a statue of a white elephant.

The Temple in Bangkok

Country with tradition, as written in the article, a tour guide, Paiboon Pramuankarn, said that His Majesty King Bhumibol Abdulyadej (the King of Thailand) in power today, has 22 white elephants, and now the remaining only 10 elephants.

The King is the protector to their people, and regardless of elephants in the area of Royal Elephant Stable, Sakol Nakorn province, currently tend to gray like the elephant in general. They set seven criteria to determine whether it includes elephant white elephant, Paiboon said.

Whatever it is, travelers could only see the white elephant in the event and the tradition of a certain state ceremony.

Thailand has a charming atmosphere, land that move dynamically, excitement comes with the workers at night to serve the best menu for guests and tourists who visit.

(Source S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Thai Elephant Conservation Centre /Images Puji T Hadi)


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