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10. Reasons you need to visit Thailand

Thailand is a mecca for backpackers and tourists throughout southeast asia with endless reasons to visit and experience this beautiful country, we have put together some of our favorites in this list of 10 reasons you need to visit Thailand.

Sak Yants at Wat Bang Phra : Getting tattooed by a buddhist monk.

After about 20 minutes in the monk answered a phone call but continued to work, all while a small dog sat on his shoulder. The pain started to become more annoying towards the end but wasn’t that bad. After he finished he too chanted a blessing and blew into the fresh ink, rubbed some Vaseline on the design and a placed piece of thing gold foil on part of the Yant.

For Your Entertainment – The Dark Side Of Elephant Artists

I recently came across a video of some elephants that had been taught to paint at a park in Thailand. At first sight i was amazed at what these elephants were doing, it wasn’t just abstract splatters and brush strokes, but fully formed artistic skills portrayed from trunk to canvas. I was in complete awe at the display of intelligence from these giants. Here i am, barely able to text on my iPhone, while this giant mammal is painting its name next to a self portrait