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  phaniad (elephant kraal)

 

Thailand

A phaniad, i.e. an elephant kraal, like this one in Ayutthaya, was in the past used to round-up and catch wild elephants.

 

It consists of a huge fence of wooden -usually teak- logs planted in the ground at an angle to keep the elephants in.

See also POSTAGE STAMP.

 

  phaniad (elephant kraal)