Elephant Boat Race for Thai National Elephant Day


Fri 29 - Sun 31 March 2019

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Anantara Hotels, Resort & Spas has announced Thailand’s first charity “King’s Cup Elephant Boat Race & River Festival” in celebration of Thailand’s majestic national animal.

The fun filled three-day charitable event will take place on the banks of the mighty Chaopraya River next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort from 29th to 31st March 2019.

The first King’s Cup Elephant Boat Race & River Festival will feature competitions on the river in the form of elephant boat races, involving 12 teams including international teams from China, and the Philippines going trunk to trunk with Thailand’s own including the Navy Seals paddling unique elephant themed and designed boats on the river. The elephant boat race competition is similar to dragon boat racing, except instead of a decorative dragon’s at the prow, it’s an elephant’s head. (Just a decorative wooden one, of course!)

While the teams battle it out on the river; on-land entertainment includes indoor rowing tournament, which is open to all on Friday 29th, while professional rowers can battle for the Asian Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st.

Come dressed to impress on Saturday 31st with the Old Siam themed Ladies Day and a chance to win luxury stays in the Maldives and more, as well as champagne tents, beer gardens and food festivals. Friday and Saturday evenings also comes alive with concerts featuring popular Thai singers, namely Atom, J Jetrin, Singto Numchoke and New Jiew.

Tapping into its conservational expertise, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is aiming to raise significant charitable donations through ticket sales that will be donated to elephant related projects throughout Thailand, while generating

To join Anantara Hotels in celebrating Thailand’s national animal and to support fundraising for their conservation and welfare, please visit their website or click the button to be redirected.

Tickets: *Ticket sale proceeds go to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation

• 200 Baht per person per day
• VIP tickets are available at 3,000 Baht per person per day (*eligible for free flow of drinks served at the VIP tents (Beer/Wine/Spirits) and light food snacks)
• Free for children under 12

Ticket Channels:
• The tournament entrance

The festival ground is located just 100 metre away from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok

• Free parking is available at the event, Riverside Plaza and Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.
• Free hotel shuttle boat service between Sathorn Pier (BTS Saphan Taksin) and Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.

Operating hours:
Every 20 minutes: 7:15 am – 11:00 am. and 9:15 pm – 12 Midnight
Every 30 minutes: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

• Free shuttle service from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort to the pitch or enjoy a 5 minutes stroll.

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