Thailand recently held the preliminary round for its 'Miss Grand Thailand 2020' contest and the costumes were stunning!
The annual beauty pageant was held on Thursday, 17 September, at Bagna Hall in Bangkok.
Representatives from provinces all over the country were seen dressed in lavish garments to win the title for the 'Best National Costume'.
In less than a day, photos of the contestants garnered over 43,000 Facebook shares.
Here's a look at some of them:
Several outfits featured elephants, which are seen as the country's symbol of prestige, power, and abundance
Other contestants wore attire influenced by the country's folklore and legends
Thailand takes great pride in its temple architecture and designers shone a light on them
Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai designers showed off its art, culture, and craft with these ensembles
Nonthaburi, also home to the second-largest city in Thailand, starred a pottery-inspired outfit.
And the country's national sport inspired an ensemble of one of the contenders.
Meanwhile, these costumes reflect the heart and soul of Thailand... its food!
Several provinces are well-known for specific landscapes, such as hot springs and volcanoes, inspiring these gorgeous pieces
Here are more garments to admire that look like something out of fairytales...
Over the years, Miss Universe Malaysia's national costumes have taken inspiration from our love for food: