Sacred Bronze Elephant statues
Public Art : Sacred Bronze Elephant statues
Description: There are several Sacred Bronze
Elephant statues guarding Wat Phra Kaew (The most scared Buddhist temple in Thailand). Thai kings were renowned for
going to battle atop elephants thus it is has become an important symbol of Thailand. The elephant is said
to not only symbolize independence and power but represent the royal white elephants from the first five
reigns of the Chakri dynasty.
Date unveiled: unknown
Location: The bronze elephants can be found
around the Wat Phra Kaew, Na Phralan, Phra Nakorn Old City, Bangkok, Thailand.
Trivia : It is customary for parents to walk their
children around an elephant three times to bring them strength. You can rub the head of an elephant statue for good