Anantara Hotels, Resort & Spas reveals plans for the first charity-driven celebration of Thailand’s majestic national animal – the elephant. 

March 13, 2019 at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is the start date

One can mix and shake a leaf with these majestic creatures in their own habitat  and then enjoy the Elephant Boat Race and River Festival in Bangkok next to the Anantara Riverside Bangkok for electric competition on the water in the form of elephant boat races and a weekend of mammoth delights from March 29, 2019.

What a better spot than 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 festival’s spirit and direction will be lead by Elephants and that that will give the chance for guests to get up close to these terrific beasts also an an artistic installation from the Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) will make their presence felt.

Conversational expertise is at the core with Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas 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.


200 Baht per person per day

VIP tickets are available at 3,000 Baht per person per day (*eligible for free flow of drinks served at the VIP tents (Beer/Wine/Spirits) and light food snacks)

Early bird promotion: Special VIP ticket at 2,500 Baht (limited availability)

No admission fee for children under 12

*All ticket sale proceeds go to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) to support elephant projects.
Tickets are available at the tournament entrance, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel, www.eventpop.me/  and www.bangkokriverfestival.com
The festival ground is located just 100 metre away from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok

  • Limited parking is available at the festival ground, 100 metre away from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.
  • Complimentary boat transfers between Saphan Taksin Pier (BTS Saphan Taksin) and Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort every 20 minutes. Operating hours 7:20 am – 11: 30.
  • Free shuttle service from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort’s lobby to the pitch or enjoy a 5 minutes stroll.