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King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

200 baht/person

Period:09 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017

Address:257/1-3, Charoennakorn Rd., Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600 Thailand

Tel:+6624760022

Service day:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Service hours: 08:00-16:00

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Anantara Hotels and Resorts' annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament returns this year and is set to take place by the banks of the Chao Phraya River from March 9-12.

A total of 30 former street elephants will take part in this year’s festival during which they will be given full veterinary checks and care, much needed food and drink and essential vitamin supplements for the duration of the event.

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Annual elephant polo event returns

Anantara Hotels and Resorts' annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament returns this year and is set to take place by the banks of the Chao Phraya River from March 9-12.

A total of 30 former street elephants will take part in this year’s festival during which they will be given full veterinary checks and care, much needed food and drink and essential vitamin supplements for the duration of the event.

The 2017 event will have 10 teams encompassing over 40 players, including Thai celebrities, supermodels, professional polo players and New Zealand All-Blacks rugby players. The four-day festival will have something for everyone including Children’s Educational Day, Ladies Day known as the "Bangkok Ascot" and fun elephant-related activities.

Now in its 15th year, the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament has become one of the biggest charitable events in Southeast Asia with more than 46 million baht raised and donated to projects that better the lives of Thailand’s wild and domesticated elephant population. These projects include Thai Elephant Assisted Autistic Therapy Project, positive reinforcement elephant training workshops, mahout community development initiatives and wild elephant conservation.

The 15th King’s Cup Elephant Polo pitch is located at Charoen Nakhon 57/1, a few minutes walk from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. Entrance fee to the tournament is 200 baht per person, per day. Proceeds will be given to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. Founded by Anantara Hotels and Resorts, the foundation has rescued over 40 elephants off the streets in Thailand.

Visit www.anantaraelephantpolo.com or call 02-476-0022.

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257/1-3, Charoennakorn Rd., Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600 Thailand

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