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Thailand Dragons

Dragons in Thailand, similar to Dragons in other Asian countries, represent some form of magic or supernatural power.
Thai Dragons bring water, protect Temples and are associated with wisdom and longevity.


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History

Dragons in Thai art and literature are the most common mythical creatures. Thailand Dragons mythology has a huge influence of Indian, Chinese and Japanese legends.
Buddhism is a dominated religion in Thailand - over 94% of Thais are Buddhists. Theravada school of Buddhism determined concepts and legends reflected in Thai Dragons.
At the same time Thailand shares cultural and historical heritage with Laos and Cambodia, that makes Thailand Dragons quite unique.

Physiology

 

The Nine Entities (parts) of a Thailand Dragon

All the dragons are said to be made up of many different types of animals of the Earth:

Head: Chameleon

Scales: Carp (fish)
Horns: Giant Stag (deer)
Eyes: hare (rabbit)
Ears: Water Buffalo
Neck: Snake
Belly: Clam
Paws: Tiger
Claws: Eagle

 

On a Trip

We started our search for the Dragons in Bangkok, Thailand's capital.

To be continued.

 

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