A Page from Elsewhere: The Elephant Gate

 

Because I miss Cambodia, today I present you with a watercolor of the Elephant Gate near Angkor Wat. Just another crumble of ancient stones in the area, you will definitely pass through this gate if you are visiting the major temples. You may even see elephants walking through, but please do not ride them and encourage the animal tourism trade in Asia. In the past week at the Elephant Nature Park I have learned so much about the way elephants and other animals here are trained and treated for the sake of tourism. You can expect a post soon where I lay out exactly why none of the elephant trekking, fish spas, and other animal attractions are worth your time or money.