I’ve taken pictures of alms giving many times in Thailand. These have varied from the early morning alms round on foot and boat to the big mass alms giving in one location. The latter kind often takes place on special occasions like the birthdays of the King and Queen and also for marking the new year. I took a picture of this elephant offering alms to a monk during the Songkran festival in Ayutthaya. Songkran is the traditional Thai new year.