Elephant dancing troupes from wards of Kyaukse in Mandalay Region participated in the entertainment at Shwethalyaung Hill of the township on Tuesday, attended by Mandalay Region Minister for Forestry and Mines U Than Soe Myint and officials.
A total of 23 dancing troupes performed entertainments on the stage while some amateur elephant troupes presented dancing around the Myoma market in Kyaukse.
Among the local people, globetrotters enjoyed the elephant dancing entertainment.
The organizing committee and Kanbawza Bank presented cash awards to the first prize winners at the different levels.
On the Fullmoon day of Thadingyut (9 October), the elephant dancing troupes paid homage to the Shwethalyaing Pagoda in Kyaukse. Wellwishers donated gold foils and elephant statues at the pagoda.--Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay)