Elephant Festival in Sayabouly

  • Destinations: Sayabouly
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Departs: 22/02/2019
  • Arrives: 23/02/2019
  • Type: Elephants

Elephant Festival is established with the aim to raise the awareness of people about the endangering situation of elephant which has become scared due to hunting and logging. Additionally, this occasion is also to celebrate the ancestral tradition of elephant domestication. And this year, Elephant Festival begins on February 20th but official opening ceremony is on 23th February. There are over 60 elephants taking part in this event.

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Elephant Festival Takes Place in Sayaboury Province in February
Every year, the annual Elephant Festival is taken place in Sayaboury Province this February. This festival will last from February 20th to February 23rd and all authorities often prepare the accommodation and facilities for the event for several months.
Elephant Festival is established with the aim to raise the awareness of people about the endangering situation of elephant which has become scared due to hunting and logging. Additionally, this occasion is also to celebrate the ancestral tradition of elephant domestication. And this year, Elephant Festival begins on February 20th but official opening ceremony is on 23th February. There are over 60 elephants taking part in this event.
The province’s Hongsa district is the first area held in 2007 and now after 10 years established annually, the number of visitors has risen from 10,000 to over 100,000 people in 2016. The authorities expect that this year it will even crowder. Together with the increase in visitor, the number of accommodation and leisure facilities such as: guest house, hotel, resorts, etc has been risen from 169 (2014) to 192 (2015). In addition, Sayaboury Province has supported for home-stays in five villages of the main town with local residents with a bed and meals.
This year, the festival will include elephant shows, baci ceremony, a beautiful elephant contest, an area of showing how elephants are trained, elephant bathing and the most special feature is elephant riding which gives you a chance to ride a real elephant. There is also the presence of some active conservation group in the festival associated with the main purpose of the festival.
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