Tag Archives: Lampang

Elephants and the City

  Have you ever thought about how much it costs to feed an elephant every day?

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Wat Sri Chum, Lampang

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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

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The Last Burmese Abbot of Wat Sri Chum

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.

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Trance dancing and spirit possession in Northern Thailand

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

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