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  ton ngiw (trunk)

 

Laos

The cotton tree or ton ngiw, as it is called in Thai, has a straight tall trunk that grows up to a height of around 20 meters and bears large, cone-shaped spikes.

 

One of the punishments for the sinners in the Buddhist hell is that they are forced to climb up the thorny trunk of this tree, naked (fig.).

 

  ton ngiw (trunk)