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Gentle Giants: Elephants (26 images)

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Their Significances
Elephants form an important part of Thai culture and national symbols. It is easy to spot this from the open markets with their mark on the silk ties, handicrafts for appeal to the tourism industry, to the advertisement logos on beer and soda bottles (Chang products). Their spiritual significances started when Queen Maya, mother of Buddha, was only able to conceive after having a dream that a white elephant enter inside her. This is highly auspicious and considered...
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