Fireworks explode over Royal Plaza and a portrait of Thailand's 82-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej during the anniversary of his coronation in Bangkok May 5, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


Mahouts train for a light and sound show for UNESCO World Heritage Week in Ayutthaya province, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, November 26, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


A mahout casts a net from his elephant in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, May 5, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/ Sukree Sukplang


Small wooden boats with local vendors and tourists manoeuvre through the Damnoen Saduak floating market, 110 km (68 miles) west of Bangkok in Rachaburi province, January 14, 2010. Floating markets in Thailand feature the old style and traditional way of selling goods from small boats on canals between traditional Thai houses and are also popular tourist attractions. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


A Thai street vendor waits for customers at Patong beach in Phuket, one of Asia's premier resort islands December 10, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


A boy gives alms to a monk outside a Buddhist temple in Bangkok September 26, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Darren Whiteside


A Burmese nun walks on a wooden bridge at a small village near Thai-Myanmar border to receive an alms from villagers in Kanchanaburi province, about 380 km (236 miles) west of Bangkok, July 30, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


A Thai food vendor strolls past empty beach chairs as a storm approaches Patong Beach on the Southern Thai resort island of Phuket October 31, 2002. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed


People launch floating paper lanterns into the sky over the Andaman Sea in remembrance of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami victims, in Khao Lak, in Thailand's Phang Nga province, about 110 km (68 miles) north of the resort island of Phuket December 26, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom


A Thai boy shows fish to the photographer after fishermen returned from a trip on their boats, received as aid to tsunami survivors, in Ban Nam Khem, a small fishing village on Thailand's Andaman Sea coast December 9, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


A man paints beside a reclining Buddha at Wat Po in Bangkok April 8, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


Monks and young novices from the Golden Horse temple in Mae Chan, 800 km (500 miles) north of Bangkok, ride through a river June 22, 2004. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


Monkeys play at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple during the Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi, about 150 km (92 miles) north of Bangkok November 27, 2005. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


A Thai villager uses a boat to cross a flooded temple in Ayutthaya province, some 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, October 16, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


An elephant sprays water on tourists during the Songkran festival on Khao San road in Bangkok April 12, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom