Thailand's National Elephant Day is celebrated annually on March 13. It is a day of respect for an animal that is very important to Thai history and culture. In the Elephant Kraal Pavillion in the ancient historical city in Ayutthaya province, the elephants are treated to a huge feast of fruits and vegetables, and are even given blessings by a monk during a religious ceremony.
Elephants are seen during Thailand's National Elephant Day celebration in the ancient city of Ayutthaya on March 13, 2017.
Elephants, together with their Thai mahouts, take part in an elephant fighting demonstration during Thailand's National Elephant Day celebration
A baby elephant stands under its mother
Students feed elephants