The spirit and energy of boat racing returns to Bangkok with the announcement of the second annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival, taking place on the banks of the mighty Chao Phraya River next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. From 28th February to 1st March 2020, guests including sports enthusiasts, families and socialites, will flock from far and wide to enjoy the fun filled three-day charitable event, and soak up the adrenaline filled atmosphere.
A unique event in the center of Bangkok, teams from around the world will paddle it out alongside last year’s winners, the Royal Thai Navy Seals. Teams will paddle specially designed boats decorated with artistic elephant themed sculptures with tails inspired by traditional Thai fish motifs. Each race takes place across 200m with 4 teams per heat, the first to cross the finish line wins and progresses closer to winning the Elephant Boat Race. Spectators will delight in a weekend of thrilling competitive action on the river as well as an extensive variety of family friendly, high quality entertainment on land at the River Festival.
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