Be a part of one of Thailand’s most unique sporting events, as Hua Hin once again hosts the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament from 12 – 16 September 2012. Watch the Kingdom’s gentle giants compete it out over five days of action packed matches. Admire the skilful play and surprising grace of Thailand’s much loved elephants. Spectators are treated to unforgettable experiences both on and off the pitch, while all proceeds from this entertaining tournament are used to ensure a comfortable lifestyle for the nation’s elephants and mahouts.
Learn more about this majestic event and special spectator experiences at anantaraelephantpolo.com
The highly popular King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament is celebrating its eleventh anniversary in the royal seaside town of Hua Hin from September 12th to September 16th and promises to have nail-biting action both on and off the field.
With free admission for everyone, spectators can rub shoulders with European and Asian royalty, international sporting stars and local celebrities. The event has something for everyone including a spectacular opening parade through the main streets of Hua Hin, Thailand’s last ‘elephant spirit men’ (Kru Ba Yai), traditional dancers, a baby elephant camp and fun fair and a wide range of food and beverage outlets to tantalise the taste buds.
The tournament was introduced to Thailand in 2001 by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and has grown to become one of the biggest charitable events in Thailand that has raised almost US$500,000 for projects that better the lives of Thailand’s elephant population.
Anantara Elephant Polo- www.anantaraelephantpolo.com/
In Bangkok visit-
ELEPHANT BAR – Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
Address: 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok. 10600 Thailand
BTS Station: Saphin Taksin- complimentary teak shuttle boat every 30 minutes from pier
Reservations: +66.2.476 0022 Ext 1416