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Posted in Chiang Mai, Culture, Lampang, THAILAND, TRAVEL
Tagged Elephant adoption, elephants, forestry, Lampang, mahout, National Elephant Conservation Center, Thai elephants, Thailand
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Out of all of Lampang’s numerous temples, Wat Sri Chum is my favourite not only because of its charm and Burmese architectural style, but also because of my past associations with this temple – the abbot, monks and teachers in … Continue reading
During the early ‘80s, I had the opportunity to interview the Burmese Abbot of Wat Sri Chum in Lampang (Northern Thailand) – U Pyinya Wuntha – on several occasions.
Like most anthropologists, I enjoy rituals. I find them intriguing, fascinating, culturally interesting and lots of fun. Every year in the village where I practiced fieldwork in rural northern Thailand, in the season between the cold and the hot, an … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, THAILAND
Tagged ancestor spirits, ancestral spirits, Lampang, Northern Thai ancestral spirits, Northern Thai anthropology, Northern Thai culture, Northern Thai rituals, Northern Thailand, spirit medium, spirit possession, trance