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Surin Elephant Festival In Thailand Photos, Images, & Pictures

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Created: 05/15/2014
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Description: The festival is held annually on the third weekend of November in the town of Surin in the province of Isan, Thailand. The first festival was held in 1960. This is a month long event, however the main event is the elephant roundup that includes amazing displays of elephant strength and skills, as well as an elephant soccer game, and an elephant tug of war with Falangs. Before the elephant roundup, there is an elephant morning buffet where elephants march through the city to get fed by locals, tourists, and Thai authorities. There are displays of decorated tracks carrying elephant food and locals marching with traditional dresses. The climax of the festival is a simulated medieval battle and of course elephant rides.
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