Surin’s Elephant Roundup is an event committed to promoting tourism and preservation of the local way of life between humans and elephants. It takes place in Surin province Isan, Thailand specifically at Si Narong Stadium, which is the world’s largest domestic elephant village. This event has 20 decorated floats with food the elephants. 300 domesticated elephants will parade for the food and have a feast of a lifetime. There are also cultural performances, entertaining shows and food for all people to enjoy. One of the more hands on events is the Elephant Breakfast held on the Friday morning. Chains of Elephants carrying dignitaries, tourists and their handlers also known as Mahouts, saunter into town and congregate at the roundabout in the south end of the city, where a feast of fruit is devoured. Tourists and locals get a chance to mingle with these massive mammals and feed them first hand. Saturday and Sunday the Elephants convene at the Stadium for displays of skill and mastery with music, games, and an array of traditional customs and attire.
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