Tag Archives: Isan

Birth of the Macaque Project (2)

Phana is sometimes known as ‘Monkey Town’. I am not sure that the people of Phana really like that, but I notice that there is a large, framed collage of photos labelled MONKEY TOWN just outside the Mayor’s office at … 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 isĀ 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 villageĀ of Muang Sawat is now. … Continue reading

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