SURIN, 7 July 2012 (NNT) – The Amazing Surin’s Elephant Round-up 2012 has been scheduled for November 14 to 25, with special elephant shows to be staged on November 17 and 18.
Speaking at a press conference, Mr. Nirun Kalayanamit, governor of Surin province, said the province is well-known for having successfully raised and domesticated a large number of elephants. This has led to the province holding an annual elephant show, entitled “Amazing Surin’s Elephant Round-up”, to demonstrate the pachyderms’ abilities and support tourism to the province. The event also aims to promote local culture and customs by exhibiting the close bond between elephants and the people of Surin.
This year’s event will feature demonstrations on how elephants are raised and related rituals, an elephant round-up practiced in the old days, a game of tug-of-war between humans and elephants, an elephant soccer match, a battle on elephant’s back, a contest of table arrangement for an elephant buffet, feeding of elephants, and a beauty pageant.
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