Elephant Dance Festival (Dummy Elephant Festival)

Place : Kyaukse in Mandalay Division, about 16 km away from Mandalay

Time : 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2020

Duration : 3 days

Elephants made of paper and cloth on a bamboo frame are animated by two men inside and carried around the town towards the pagoda on the Kyaukse Hill. A dance competition features these elephants. Numerous life-size dummy elephants sing and dance to the accompaniment of music.