The villagers offer their sand stupa to a monk at Wat Tapon Yai, Chanthaburi. The Nation/Phoowadon Duangmee
The wheel of an oxcart, a symbol of Buddhism, is the central hub of the rope war. The Nation/Phoowadon Duangmee
Men of Tapon pull long and hard as they try to win the annual tug-o-war in Chanthaburi province. The annual festival pays respect to a sacred piece of cloth believed to have saved the village from an epidemic. The Nation/Phoowadon Duangmee
Contestants grip the rope tightly before giving it a long and brutal pull. The Nation/Phoowadon Duangmee
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