Pictures from the World Famous Elephant Round-up in Surin, Thailand

The majestic Thai elephant has long been a central element in Thai culture and has held a respected place in Thai history.
A symbol of power and grace, the elephant was revered by the ancient kings.

The Surin Elephant Festival/Round-up is held every year, usually on the third weekend in November,
although the elephants may start converging on the town as early as September. The first round-up was held in 1960

The Festival reached number six in the BBC Fast:Track's
guide to the Top Ten destinations and events around the world for the month of November 2007

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