Thailand makes its way into record books thanks to eager elves

A gathering of 1,792 immaculately turned out 'Christmas elves' has helped secure Thailand a place in the Guinness book of world records.

Students gather to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren grouped together outside a shopping mall in Bangkok today, forming the letters of the word 'Siam', in order to secure a new record for having the most elves in one place.

Student elves formed up outside a shopping mall in Bangkok Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom