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Elephants pay respects to late King Bhumibol

BANGKOK: Two hundred mahouts accompanied by 11 elephants paid their respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace today (Nov 8).

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 8 November 2016, 02:43PM


Eleven elephants and 200 mahouts from Ayutthaya march to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the Grand Palace this morning (Nov 8). Photo: Pawat Laopaisarntaksin

Eleven elephants and 200 mahouts from Ayutthaya march to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the Grand Palace this morning (Nov 8). Photo: Pawat Laopaisarntaksin

The elephants, trucked from Ayutthaya to the Grand Palace, walked from the nearby Territorial Defence Command to the area in front of the Defence Ministry around 9:50am.

The animals and mahouts observed a moment of silence in front of the Grand Palace. The elephants then knelt before a portrait of the late King as their keepers sang the royal anthem Sansoen Phra Barami. Mourners joined in singing the anthem in tribute to the beloved monarch.

The mahouts and the elephants then paid respects to the Pink Elephant Statue at Sanam Luang and gave a performance for mourners waiting to enter the palace.

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Laithonglean Meephan, the owner of the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal, said the animals were trained to perform in honour of the late King. All mahouts appreciated the King Bhumibol’s generosity and help for elephants.

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bustermanidogs | 09 November 2016 - 09:43:31

Why write that the elephants were paying respect? Of course they were not paying respect! They were just being misused again by uncaring Thai mahouts to be a plaything and tourist attraction. These are wild animals how about humans pay respect to them for a change?

Kurt | 08 November 2016 - 15:58:15

Poor elephants. All the way trucked, and later trucked back. Why the mahouts didn't come without the elephants to pay their respect to the late Majesty King Bhumibal?

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