Valentine’s Day brought 99 couples to Nong Nooch Tropical Garden to get married while riding elephants.
Sattahip Mayor Phawat Lertmukda and district Permanent Secretary Thanawut Seetankaew administered the mass wedding in the middle of a heart-shaped garden at the Pattaya tourist attraction. District staffers registered the marriages as park Director Kampol Tansajja and General Manager Pattanant Khantisukhaphant bore witness and handed out wedding gifts.
Phawat said the Valentine’s Day wedding was the fourth held at the park for non-residents of Sattahip District and the most popular year yet. Elephants are considered good luck, as they symbolize prosperity and endurance in Thai society.
In addition to a wedding gift, the park presented the first 30 couples with free passes to enjoy the entire tropical garden and elephant park.
One of 99 couples to marry on the backs of elephants on Valentine’s Day at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden this year.