Elephants pay their respects to King Bhumibol

Elephants pay their respects to King Bhumibol

Elephants march in front the Grand Palace paying their respects to His Majesty the King.
Elephants march in front the Grand Palace paying their respects to His Majesty the King.

Two hundred mahouts accompanied by 11 elephants paid their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace on Tuesday.

HIS MAJESTY THE KING & ANIMALS

Elephants pay their respects to King Bhumibol

8/11/2016
Online Reporters

AYUTTHAYA - Two hundred mahouts accompanied by 11 elephants paid their respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace on Tuesday.

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.

Elephants assembled in front of the Grand Palace.


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.

Elephant standing up on rear two legs in front of Grand Palace.

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.

Elephant with mahout (elephant driver, caregiver, keeper).

Laithonglean Meephan, the owner of the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace & Royal Kraal, said the animals were trained to perform in honour of the late King.

All mahouts appreciated King Bhumibol's generosity and help for elephants.

Elephants with mahouts in front of Grand Palace.

Elephant practicing in Ayutthaya before it sets off for Bangkok.

Elephant eyes.

Elephants on parade in front of Grand Palace.

Elephants at their Ayutthaya home before setting off for Bangkok.


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Vocabulary

  • accompanied (verb): with someone else going with you - ติดตาม, ร่วมทาง, เดินทางไปด้วย
  • anthem (noun): an official song that people sing on special occasions, in this case, an official song for the King of Thailand (royal anthem) - เพลงสรรเสริญพระบารมี
  • appreciate: to be grateful for something, i.e., feeling you want to thank someone for something they have done for you - สำนึกในบุญคุณ
  • beloved: a person who is loved very much by somebody - ผู้เป็นที่รัก
  • command: the organization, staff and resources that a military or police commander controls -
  • defence: protecting somebody/something from damage, attack, etc. - การป้องกัน, การต้าน, การพิทักษ์
  • Defence Ministry (noun): the ministry that oversees a country’s armed forces - กระทรวงกลาโหม
  • generosity: kindness, especially in giving things to people - ความกรุณา
  • Grand Palace (noun): the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) where important ceremonies are held - พระบรมมหาราชวัง
  • in honour of: to show respect and admiration for somebody - เป็นเกียรติให้กับ
  • keeper: a person whose job is to look after and feed animals, in a zoo for example (zookeeper) -
  • knelt: put one or both knees on the ground - คุกเข่า
  • kraal: an area surrounded by a fence in which animals are kept - คอก
  • late: dead - ที่ล่วงลับไปแล้ว
  • mahout: someone who trains and drives elephants - ควาญช้าง, คนเลี้ยงช้าง
  • moment: a very short period of time; a particular time or occasion - ชั่วขณะ, โอกาสสำคัญ
  • monarch: a king or queen - กษัตริย์ หรือราชินี
  • mourner: someone who is at a funeral, especially a relative or close friend of the dead person - ผู้ไว้ทุกข์,ผู้ไว้อาลัย,ผู้โศกเศร้า
  • mourners (noun): people who are at a funeral or other event in honour of someone who has died, especially relatives or close friends of the dead person - ผู้ไว้ทุกข์,ผู้ไว้อาลัย,ผู้โศกเศร้า
  • observe: to watch or study someone or something with care - สังเกตการณ์
  • owner (noun): the person who owns something, i.e., who has something that belongs to them - เจ้าของ
  • palace: the official home of a king, queen, president, etc, a large impressive house - พระราชวัง, ตำหนัก, ปราสาท
  • perform: to put on a show for people, e.g., singing, playing a sport, etc - แสดง
  • performance: the act of carrying out some type of entertainment or sport - การแสดง
  • portrait: a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of a person - ภาพวาดหรือภาพถ่ายคน
  • respect: a feeling of admiration that you have for someone/something because of their personal qualities, their achievements, or their status, and that you show by treating them in a polite and kind way - ความเคารพ, ความนับถือ
  • royal anthem (noun): (noun) an official song that people sing on special occasions for the King of Thailand - เพลงสรรเสริญพระบารมี
  • silence: to cause to stop speaking or making a noise - ทำให้เงียบ
  • statue: a human or animal image that is made of stone, wood, metal, etc. - รูปปั้น
  • territorial: (of an animal, bird, etc.) guarding and defending an area of land that they believe to be their own - แสดงความเป็นเจ้าของที่หรืออาณาเขต
  • train (verb): to teach people how to do a certain job or activity - ฝึกอบรม, ฝึก, อบรม
  • tribute: something that you do, say, or build to show that you respect and admire someone or something - การแสดงความเคารพ ยกย่องต่อ
  • truck: a lorry; a large road vehicle used for carrying goods - รถบรรทุก
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