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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Khon Kaen

The escutcheon of Khon Kaen shows the dead stump of a tamarind tree, that miraculously came to life after a travelling group of monks carrying a relic of the Buddha spent the night there. This was seen as a nimit (good omen) by the local population, who built a chedi at this very spot. The tree on the right is said to be a rachaphreuk, the tree that bears the provincial flower.

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