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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Nakhon Nayok

The escutcheon of Nakhon Nayok shows an elephant holding a bunch of rice ears in its trunk and in the background two haystacks. Besides being an allegory of the city's name, i.e. the produce of the field (na) which is lifted up (yok), the elephant refers to the fact that this province at in the past used to have many elephants, as it was a  crossing for herds of wild elephants. There also used to be an important phaniad or elephant kraal.

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