Thailand prepares for festival with a parade of giant monk statues

A driver in Thailand filmed an amazing procession of life-like giant statues of Buddhist monks that passed by him going the other way.

The 15ft high sculptures of the revered religious elders in their orange and saffron robes were being driven to a festival in Uttaradit, northern Thailand, on October 25, at around 6:00pm local time.

There were nine realistic-looking figures in total, a homage to the spiritual figures picked from famous monks from the local area.

Motorist Suchaya Sripitak is heard saying in the video: ''Oh, they are the old monks, it's good luck, show your respect.''

Speaking afterwards, she said: ''It was a beautiful procession. I'm honoured to have seen it.''