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A peaceful morning at the Kwai River - Elephant's World, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.  
   

A peaceful morning at the Kwai River - Elephant's World, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Falling Off An Elephant

December 3rd 2011
Visitors to Thailand will often encounter elephants at tourist attractions, either for riding or some other form of entertainment. But what happens to these elephants when they become too old or sick to undertake the tasks demanded of them? To uncover this answer, I undertook a rattling third-class train ride to Kanchanaburi in Western Thailand. The journey is supposed to be completed in two and a ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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