How Auspicious Trees Can Revitalize Thai Cities

How Auspicious Trees Can Revitalize Thai Cities

3 Aug 2021

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In many cities across Thailand, it is common to see majestic trees hundreds of years old with colored ribbons tied around them, a remnant of the animist beliefs that pervade Thailand.

But increasingly, these ancient trees are being suffocated in concrete, ripping away much of the roots of Thailand’s traditional architecture and treasured landscapes. As more people migrate to cities and urban areas continue to grow and engulf their surrounding environment, it begs the question: what kinds of cities do we really want to live in? 

 

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