Elephant Boat Race & River Festival 2019
Join us at the inaugural Elephant Boat Race and River Festival next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok for electric competition on the water in the form of elephant boat races and a weekend of enormous entertainment. Between March 29-31st 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.
Whilst the teams battle it out on the Chao Phraya River; on-land entertainment includes the digital dry dock rowing tournament, the Old Siam themed Ladies Day to musical concerts, champagne tents, beer gardens and much more family. With appearances from international teams as well as Thailand’s own, Navy Seals, the atmosphere on the river will be unmissable. The spirit of elephants will shape the festival at Bangkok’s buzzing waterfront where an artistic installation from the Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) will make the elephant's 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.
How to get there:
- Next to the Anantara Riverside Bangkok
- BTS: Krung Thonburi – 5 minute taxi ride to the event
- BOAT: Free Anantara Shuttle boat from Taksin Pier – Free tuktuk shuttle to the event
- CAR: Free parking available at the event