Small village, southern Thailand - there's always a festival of some sort going on.
This one involves a tug-of-war; the team on the other side is obscured by the 'Dhamma boat'. On the boat itself sits the local monk and some lucky local boys who get to beat the drum and gongs. The chap in the yellow shirt and nice hat is egging his team on. Mr Pumpy and the Thai farmer got the photo op. out of the way and joined in the game to much enthusiastic cheering.
The road is typical. Sealed and in good condition.