Anantara Hotels and Resorts reveals plans for the first charity-driven celebration of Thailand’s majestic national animal - the elephant. From the banks of the mighty Mekong to the River of Kings, this week-long celebration will link the natural and the urban in two distinctive and quintessentially Thai locations.
Kicking off on March 27, 2019 at Anantara Golden Triangle, guests can rub elbows with the gentle giants in their natural habitat, before joining the Elephant Boat Race and festival in Bangkok next to the Anantara Riverside for electric competition on the water in the form of elephant boat races and a weekend of enormous entertainment from March 29. Watch from the banks of the Chao Phraya as international teams participate in the age-old cultural tradition of dragon boat racing, paddling unique elephant themed and designed boats on the river.
The spirit of elephants will shape the festival, from the jungle where visitors can get up close and personal with the pachyderms, to Bangkok’s buzzing waterfront where an artistic installation from the Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) will make their presence felt. Tapping into its conservational expertise, Anantara Hotels & Resorts is leading the way in high-impact fundraising for National Elephant Day, aiming to raise significant charitable donations while generating awareness to benefit the future of the Asian elephant.
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