Jujube Tree


Kim Martins
published on 26 April 2020

King Naresuan (r. 1590-1605 CE) of Ayutthaya (Thailand) was riding an elephant into battle and the elephant stumbled over the roots of a jujube tree (pud sa in Thai). The king expressed his gratitude by ordering jujube trees to be planted around the royal palace. Walking around Ayutthaya today, you can rest in the shade provided by hundreds of jujube trees.

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About the Author

Kim Martins
Kim is a freelance writer based in New Zealand. She has a B.A. (Hons) in History and an MA in Chaos & Complexity Science. Her special interests are fables and mythology, as well as exploration throughout the ancient world.

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Martins, K. (2020, April 26). Jujube Tree. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12121/jujube-tree/

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Martins, Kim. "Jujube Tree." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12121/jujube-tree/.

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Martins, Kim. "Jujube Tree." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2020. Web. 30 Jan 2023.