Party for elephants

THANIN WEERADET

The on and off "Aiyara Party for Elephants" is being revived this year. It is the Karen's way of showing their gratitude as they lavishly feed the pachyderms an assortment of fruits and other goodies on the occasion.
The feast is scheduled June 16 at Wat Ban Mai, 18 kilometres from Sangkhla Buri in Kanchanaburi Province.
Interested public can contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Central Region I Office at 034-511-200 and 034-512-500. Sangkhla Buri sits on the Thai-Burmese border and is a good few hours' ride northwest of the Kanchanaburi provincial town.

Bangkok Post