Monthly Archives: September 2011

Birth of the Macaque Project (1)

The Phana Macaque Project came about largely because of a few blogs I wrote earlier this year on Life in Phana (www.phanathailife.typepad.com). I had been in and out of the monkey forest, Don Chao Poo, on a daily basis and … Continue reading

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The Monkey Forest: a community space

The monkey forest (Don Chao Poo) is frequently used by the community of Phana for ceremonial and celebratory occasions. The Phana Municipality (Tetsaban Phana) is responsible for the forest and it is the tetsaban which organizes events there. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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Study Tour to Thai Monkey Forest

The Thai Monkey Forest at Don Chao Poo, Amphur Phana, Amnat Charoen Province recently hosted a brief study tour that marks the opening of the Phana Macaque Project to the outside world. You can read about the project and the … Continue reading

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Guardian Spirit in the Monkey Forest

The Monkey Forest known locally as DON CHAO POO is situated on the eastern edge of Ban Phana. The people of Phana believe that the original village was situated close by, possibly where the small satellite village of Muang Sawat is now. … Continue reading

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Into the monkey forest

This Thai monkey forest is one of the main features of the village where I live in Thailand. You can find out where that is by going to the ‘About the forest’ page. These are exciting times in the village … Continue reading

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