BANGKOK: Fifty- 9 couples in Thailand got wed while riding elephants on Sunday, in a yearly Valentine’s Day mass wedding at an arboretum in a province east of Bangkok.
Dancers and a band led the procession of elephants and couples and a regional authorities, likewise on an elephant, manage the finalizing of the marital relationship licence.
“For me, I`ve been planning for a long time that if I were to sign a marriage licence one day, it must be an extraordinary event,” stated groom Patiphat Panthanon, 26, sitting next to his 23-year-old bride-to-be.
The elephant-back wedding event is a yearly occasion at the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Chonburi province which generally brings in approximately a hundred couples. But this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the numbers were down.
Kampon Tansacha, president of the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, stated that due to stringent screening procedures for visitors, individuals were feeling much safer and have actually begun to come back to check out the botanical park, which showcases leisures of landscaped gardens from worldwide.
Thailand’s tourism-reliant nation has yet to raise a travel restriction enforced last April to suppress the break out, keeping most foreign financiers away.
(Photos drawn from Reuters)