The hotly anticipated Elephant Boat Race & River Festival is returning to the banks of the Chao Phraya between 28th February to 1st March, with an action packed agenda. Flock to the river to watch leading athletes, including last year’s winners the Royal Thai Navy Seals, paddle it out for the royal trophy graciously granted by His Majesty The King of Thailand in a series of nail biting heats. Paddlers from across Thailand will compete in specially commissioned long boats decorated with elephant themed artistic heads to be crowned champions of the 2nd annual event.
On land, next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, the festival will bring together sports enthusiasts, families and Bangkok glitterati to enjoy live music into the night, gourmet food from Bangkok’s favourite chefs and restaurants plus much loved beer and bubbles gardens. Sporty types can flex their competitive streak by participating in the indoor rowing competition hosted by Fitness First, football tournaments, and trying their hand at Axe Throwing. Kids of all ages will be entertained by immersive elephant educational walks, a kite festival and workshop plus a range of fun filled entertainment throughout the weekend and daily fireworks shows.
Tickets are available online now, please spread the word that all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation to support Thailand’s elephants.
To join Anantara Hotels in celebrating Thailand’s national animal and to support fundraising for their conservation and welfare, please visit https://www.bangkokriverfestival.com