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A mythical lion was traditionally one of the guardians of a Buddhist temple. This is typical Lion from the Lanna style from the North of Thailand. It guards the chedi in one of the temples of Pai, a remote town in the mountains of Mai Hong Son. In recent years it has become popular with Western backpackers, I thought because of it beauty, tranquility and traditional lifestyle, but some locals told me it was also because Marijuana is grown in the hills around there. I don’t know if this is true, but there a lot of Westerners hanging out there. I’m sure it’s just for the local culture.

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  • Copyright: kevin o'sheehan (kevinos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 173 N: 1802] (7517)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-10-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-01-21 23:58
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