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Sacred Trees

Once blessed cloth is tied around a tree, it is considered sacred and bad karma to cut it down. Lek has encouraged this practice, and is trying to save as many trees that create and sustain forest land as possible. I wish our Western Cultures respected sacred ribbons on trees... if only it could be that easy.
Visiting "The Elephant Nature Park"... A Sanctuary in Northern Thailand: "To Save the Asian Elephant begins with our Awareness of their plight"... The Facts about Elephant Painting (Painting Elephants), what is really going on behind the scenes?

February 5th 2008
9/5/08: Refer to the end of this entry re: specific information about Elephant Painting (information you need to know) and a current update regarding the elephants at the Elephant Nature Park (related, in part, to Elephant Painting): 12/28/07: Entry prior to leaving on this trip: After leaving Varanasi to Delhi, an early morning flight will take me back to Thailand. Again, I will stay a night in ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai

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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