Thai festivals you shouldn't miss! Most festivals depend on the lunar calendar, so the date varies from year to year. Verify the right dates with for example the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Elephant Roundup (งานวันช้างไทย)

If you want to see a lot of elephants, this is the place to go. During the yearly elephant roundup more than 100 get together in Surin. Originally a local ceremony for the good health of all elephants in Surin province, it has grown into quite a tourist attraction too. I saw a light show, rode an elephant, fed elephants in a traditional feeding ceremony, saw an elephant show (games, tricks and even a war being staged), a parade and a great fair. [November, Surin] More photos • Video

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