Tag: Wildlife

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Naga Fireball Festival

Naga Fireball Festival

The Naga Fireball phenomenon takes place every year around the full moon at the end of the Buddhist Lent in October on the Mekong River between Laos and Thailand. Are the fireballs produced by the Naga, a large mythical Serpent living in the river, or can science explain the rational behind them? It has yet to be determined.

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Top 5 Amazing Cambodia Attractions

1. Circus: Circus in Cambodia is not an odd as it sounds; evidence of circus performances at Angkor can be seen in carvings on Angkor Thom’s Elephant Terrace and Bayon temple.  The current circus in Cambodia is located in the western city of Batdambang and is operated by Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS), “the brightness of...

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Thai Elephants in Bangkok

by Scott Coates A recent story that runs in a similar form once-per-year in Thailand, quoted Bangkok Deputy Governor Theerachon Manomaipiboon, saying the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is imposing stiff measures against mahouts (elephant handlers) who bring elephants into the capital. This activity is common, with mahouts selling food for people to feed to their...

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Thonle Sap Lake

by Scott Coates Thonle Sap Lake is one of the world’s great bodies of water as well as one of the least known. As SE Asia’s largest freshwater lake, this UNESCO Biosphere supports people, wildlife and completely reshapes the country as water levels rise and fall. Depending on the time of year it changes from...