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

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