This is something we had heard about but never fully believed until we saw it - elephants painting pictures! They appeared to know exactly what they wanted to depict, and when they were through with one color, handed (or trunked) the brush back to the mahout for another color. This finished picture actually looked like a botanical drawing!
Bangkok and the Golden Triangle to Singapore March 19th 2005 Last night we got back from our 4-night overland trip through Thailand, traveling from Bangkok on the coast north to the other end of Thailand (old Siam). The border is several hundred miles away in the mountains where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) meet in the “Golden Triangle.” This takes its name from the lucrative opium farming and trade that used to go on in the decades before Thail ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok 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