Hiking in the Cinque Terre

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Surin Elephant Round-up

This is a portrait of the first elephant round-up in Surin, Thailand.  Since then, Surin has hosted an annual elephant round-up festival that's very popular with tourists.  I have never been, but the way it looks, it's part parade, part old war reenactments, part history and a bit of circus.  Animal lovers might rightfully question the use of elephants in this fashion, but elephants in Thailand are also very revered.  And many Thais would think this festival shows great respect and appreciation for elephants.   I would encourage you to Google and YouTube for more material.

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