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11/21/2004

elephant banquet

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World’s largest elephant banquet held in Thailand
11/21/2004 — 21:36(GMT+7)

Bangkok (VNA) – Over 10,000 Thai and foreign tourists flocked to Thailand’s northeastern province of Surin for a world record-breaking banquet involving over 300 elephants.

The banquet, which won a place in the Guinness Book of Records, took place in the centre of Surin town, and was presided over by a former defence minister on Friday.

Tourists packed the streets of the town to watch the procession of over 300 elephants wind its way throughout Surin to the banquet tables, where the hungry pachyderms were greeted with five tonnes of pineapples, five tonnes of bananas, 25 tonnes of sugarcane, five tonnes of watermelons, five tonnes of cucumbers, five tonnes of sweet potatoes and 10 tonnes of maize arranged on 400 tables stretching for one kilometre along the road.

Visitors to Surin will be able to witness the annual elephant show over the weekend.–Enditem

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