Hello everyone, I am Ton, Blue Elephant Guesthouse owner and Airbnb host in Surin.
I know everybody would like to visit the elephant roundup event in November. Nevertheless, some of them might not know there is an interesting event called the world’s largest elephant buffet.
I would like to share photos with description of the world’s largest elephant buffet event in the last year (2017).
A night before the world’s largest elephant buffet event
If you are early bird, I recommend you to book an accommodation in Surin before the elephant roundup two nights because you can enjoy the world’s largest elephant buffet event.
One night before the event started, you can visit a parade of the elephant food trucks located near by Phraya Surin Phakdi Si Narong Chang Wang Monument.
The purpose of the parade is to compete the craftsmanship of food trucks between schools in Surin city.
There are many food trucks decorated by various fruits and vegetables. Moreover, you can see the beautiful carved fruits and local traditional dances show performed by school and university students.
Definitely, you are able to view the longest elephant foods on the street.
The world’s largest elephant buffet day
I suggest you to go to Phraya Surin Phakdi Si Narong Chang Wang Monument around 8.00 – 8.30 am. to join a ceremony including shows of traditional dances and the parade of elephants with Thai warriors.
The show starts with a traditional dance and follows by a big group of elephants that you can see on videos.
The elephant group comes with Thai ancient style. In the past, Thai warriors ride elephants as vehicle into the wars, especially the king. They adopted halberd as long-length weapon attacking their enemy. The elephant rider is known as mahout.
The white elephant is related with Buddhism and Thai people. It is a symbol for wisdom and birth.
Then, the parade of the food trucks is coming to show in public. The silk is one of famous local product of Surin hence you can see some of trucks used it for decoration.
Highlight of the world’s largest elephant buffet
After the ceremony, it is time to walk in the street to take photos and give the elephant foods. It is amazing experience because the street is crowded by elephants. I want to show you the atmosphere of the world’s largest elephant buffet.
This is a reason that you would like to join the world’s largest elephant buffet because it is amazing experience and you are able to close a big group of elephants. However, you need to be careful about walking in route of elephants.
I love to share my local experience during the elephant roundup. If you want to visit the world’s largest elephant buffet and the elephant roundup event, please let me know.
Thank you for reading.