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    WTF is this?

    I went to an elephant camp in Kanchanaburi recently. This was in the souvenir part. I have no idea what this is?

    To me, it looks like a penis on legs, but surely this is not for the elephants pleasure?

    Can anyone enlighten me? Must be a Thai thing.


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    Yes, it is a penis. It's called a Lingam and is considered a good luck charm.
    Most countries that have been influenced by Indian culture have these penises as lucky charms.

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    symbol of shiva
    the shiva lingham

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    I nearly drove straight into a big wooden penis parked in the centre of a road in Trad.

    The village head had put it there for good luck and pointed in the right direction and on behalf of the village people and so I was told.

    Wonder how he determines what is the right direction to point it in!

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    ^

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    Well thanks guys. I really thought it was something like that, but had no idea. I asked my tour guide, and he didn't really answer me. He showed me these slingshots that were in the shape of penis's, and said he used to play with them as a kid. I just looked at my friend, and we all just had a few laughs.

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    Funny, I just took this photo on Saturday and was wondering what it was all about.


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    ^That is one massive good luck sign. I wonder what the inscription says on it.

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    After I posted this, I remembered seeing one of these good luck symbols in Vietnam as well. I snapped a pic of it, because it was at a historical site called My Son. My Son ruines were Left by the Cham empire, a Malay people that converted from Hinduism to Islam in the 12th Century, they once controlled most of Vietnam.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    Most countries that have been influenced by Indian culture have these penises as lucky charms.
    By chance I have recently read a string of novels about India and was surprised at the degree of influence India has on Thai culture. For example in White Tiger one character gets annoyed at a lizard and screams " I HEA " at it which is a very rude word in Thai as it is "old language" and means lizard / [at][at][at][at]. And in Slumdog Millionaire a white person if referred to as a "fairang". Quite interesting I thought.
    They champion falsehood, support the butcher against the victim, the oppressor against the innocent child. May God mete them the punishment they deserve

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    I wonder what the inscription says on it.
    The one I wrote says, "mines bigger than this"

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    My gf loves the cock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    And in Slumdog Millionaire a white person if referred to as a "fairang"
    Yes, farang comes from Hindi, but the racist fekkers make up other tales as they don't want to admit that they are basically Chinky Indians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I nearly drove straight into a big wooden penis.
    HUH???

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