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Khao Chang (Elephant Mountain)—Phang-nga, Thailand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge
N 08° 26.418 E 098° 31.098
47P E 446974 N 933006
Quick Description: A mountain range, which resembles a deceased elephant.
Location: Thailand
Date Posted: 3/7/2011 2:55:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMAX8W
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 1

Long Description:
The story: at an indeterminate time in the past, an irate farmer, believing that a wild elephant was persistently damaging his crops, in retaliation speared a domesticated elephant by mistake. Killing an elephant or even the death of an elephant in Thailand is something of a traumatic event (fair enough, they are nice creatures). The aforesaid elephant expired on this spot, and his body became this mountain range: Elephant Mountain / Khao Chang.

The location is now to the immediate west of the small town of Phang-nga (capital of the Phang-nga province), which is located in southern Thailand, ~600kms from Bangkok. The provincial hall of the province (provincial admin building) is directly to the east of the hill, thus the elephant is a backdrop to the building. Inside the mountain, there is a fairly large cave structure, which can be visited in organised tours (but no photos).

From the correct angle, and with a certain amount of imagination, the hill does indeed resemble an elephant. There are several spots along the main road leading out of town where the 'elephant' can be seen. The provincial hall is one such. The latlon given here is that of the provincial hall.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
It is always there.

Admission Prices:

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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