Men play a popular sport called takraw at an annual competition near Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. Native to the Thai-Malay peninsula, the sport has spread throughout Southeast Asia and is traditionally played with a woven bamboo ball, three players per team, and operates like a foot-forward game of volleyball. Overhead kicks require remarkable agility and dexterity, abilities players are prided for demonstrating.
There are 91 volunteers in Thailand working with their communities on projects in education and youth development. More than 5,200 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Thailand since the program was established in 1962.