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Monks ordination on elephant - Thailand

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Monks ordination on elephant

Ban Ta Klang in Surin Province is the largest elephant village in Thailand. Here, people speak the Kui language and preserved beautiful traditions like the ordination of monks on elephant back procession which dates from over 200 years ago and is held on 13th and 14th day of the waxing moon of the sixth lunar month.
The Kui organize an ordination ceremony for their son who have reached the age of 20 and believe that it will bring them luck and fortune. The path of monks on elephant back is accompanied by at least 1000 people in a grand procession.
The ceremony of shaving the heads of the novices take place on the 13th day at Wat Sawang Chaeng and on 14th day is the parade ordination with a hundred elephants who visit Wat Sawang Don Chaeng Buat (Talu Palace) crossing the Moon River.

More information : Surin TAT Office : Tel - 044 514 44

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