By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Khao Chang (Elephant Mountain)—Phang-nga, Thailand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge
N 08° 26.454 E 098° 31.158
47P E 447085 N 933073
Quick Description: A statue of an elephant speared by a local farmer.
Location: Thailand
Date Posted: 3/8/2011 3:06:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMAXKW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
The legend goes that a farmer, enraged by elephants trampling his crop, speared an elephant in retaliation, but the wrong elephant. This elephant then died, and metamorphosed into a mountain. This mountain sits immediately to the west of the Thai town of Phang-nga ("Pung-narr") in southern Thailand.

This sculpture of the elephant and the farmer stands at the entry, from the main road to a Buddhist wat at the base of the mountain. The statue is rather impressive. The text on the base describes this local legend.
Type of Memorial: statue

Type of Animal: service, work animal

Visit Instructions:
Proof of visit is required. The easiest proof is a gps photo of the memorial. GPS photos will always be acceptable proof. Individual waymarks may ask for an alternative type of proof of visit.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Animal Memorials
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.