Buffalo fighting

Not the Spanish version

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What we say: 3 stars

No spears, swords or people -- except for those bellowing from the sidelines -- are involved, and neither buffalo ends up dead.

There are a few buffalo rings scattered around the island. If this is your cup of tea, keep an ear out for promotions for time and location details.

It's generally a pretty kid-friendly event and buffalo rides are generally also available. Buffalo can often be seen grazing in open fields, tethered to a coconut palm, as their handlers move them around to ungrazed areas.

Along the beach in Bang Rak and Mae Nam they are regularly seen walking on the beach, or cooling off in the water. They are generally docile creatures, only spurred on to fight in the presence of a female.

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Last updated: 12th May, 2012

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