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Laos and Elephants

Aug 22, 2016 | 0 comments

We were recently in Luang Prabang, Laos where the author spent quite a bit of time during the late sixties.  Luang Prabang has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site which is a designation that has served the ancient capital of Laos very well.  Until the 1900's, Laos was known as the Kingdom of Lan Xang, the land of one million elephants.  In Lao the word for elephant is written phonetically in English as "Xang" which is comparable to the Thai convention in phonetic English of "Chang" as we spell it in The Elephant Story, i.e., Rueang (Story) Chang...

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