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Second elephants festival opened in Laos

(KPL) Second elephant festival was opened last Friday, in Paklai district, Sayaboury province to promote tourism and conserve elephants that is being extinguished.
The ceremony was attended by Standing Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad, ministers, deputy ministers, governors, chief of districts and visitors both foreigners and locals people.
MR Somphong Moungkhounvilai, Minister to Prime Minister’s Office and President of National Tourism Administration disclose that northern province is a potential tourism sources on nature, culture and history is being attracted tourists overseas and in the nation, particularly in Paklai district.

Paklai is a central point of four southern districts of Sayaboury province linking Vientiane Capital and the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang province. The Paklai district also shares common border with Outaladith, Leoi provinces of Thailand.
The elephant festival ceremony in 2008 has a total of 59 elephants took part in different programmes such as Baci ceremony for elephant, annual elephant beauty contest, elephants beauty decorated contest, elephant performance and elephant drawing competition.

The festival run till 17 February, there is also an acrobatic troupe performance from Central Acrobatic Troupe, a traditional art, big rocket procession and local boat racing festival.

Sayaboury is a habitat of elephants where domestic and wild elephants living in this province.

Source: kpl

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