Thailand amusement park invites tourists with larger than life animal figures made of rice straw

An amusement park situated on the shores of Thailand’s Huay Tueng Thao lake outside Chiang Mai has life-size figures of animals made of rice straw.

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A tourist poses for a photograph on a larger-than-life sized figure of a gorilla made of rice straw.
A larger-than-life figure of a gorilla made of rice straw inside an amusement park on the shores of Huay Tueng Thao Lake outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. AFP
Larger-than-life figures of gorillas made of rice straw inside an amusement park on the shores of Huay Tueng Thao Lake outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. AFP

The giant straw animals are the latest initiative of the park to invite tourists amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The tourists visiting the amusement park enjoy taking beautiful pictures with the giant straw sculptures.

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A tourist takes a selfie in front of a figure of an elephant made of rice straw.
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A tourist sits in front of a larger-than-life sized figure of a wild boar.
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Tourists take photographs of larger-than-life sized figures of animals made of rice straw.

The animal sculptures include the gorilla, elephant, wild boar, lion, deer, and many more.

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A tourist takes photographs of a child posing on a swing in the shape of a gorilla head.
Larger-than-life figures of animals made of rice straw inside an amusement park on the shores of Huay Tueng Thao Lake outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. AFP
Larger-than-life figures of animals made of rice straw inside an amusement park on the shores of Huay Tueng Thao Lake outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. AFP

Thailand, a country that survives on the tourists that fly in and out, has seen a downfall in their tourism sector after the coronavirus pandemic occurred.

Niloufar Saleem – GULF TODAY / AFP

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