The colourful herd from Elephant Parade Bangkok that has delighted Thailand’s capital for the last two months has now moved to the more natural surroundings of Lumpini Park for the final stop of their tour.
After a successful launch at Siam Paragon, followed by Asiatique, to honour the 88th birthday of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Lumpini Park is the last chance to get up close and personal with the celebrity artwork, before they are auctioned off by Christie’s at a gala dinner to be held at Anantara Siam Bangkok on February 17th. Celebrities who have painted elephants for Elephant Parade Bangkok include Paul Smith, Nirut Sirichanya, Tony Jaa, Sirinya Bishop, Kong Saharat and Pod Moderndog.
All 88 elephants showcased in Elephant Parade Bangkok are available for the public to bid for and own in an online auction and final proceeds will be donated to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, who in turn will select strategic partners to drive forward key projects. These include building the first elephant clinic in Chiang Mai’s Mae Teang Valley, expanding their Positive Reinforcement Target Training Project to even more elephants and helping protect the wild elephants in Thailand’s National Parks.
To help raise more awareness and funds for elephant welfare and conservation projects, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas are giving Elephant Parade visitors the chance to win a seven day trip to Anantara’s resorts in the Maldives and other exceptional prizes through an Instagram competition. The grand prize winner will enjoy the authentic luxuries of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort and Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Other prizes include a four day stay at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Thailand and a 75-cm Elephant Parade statue of the winner’s choice from a selected range of designs.
Other notable artists who participated in the world’s largest outdoor exhibition include: Designer Moo Asava, ML Jirathorn Jiraprawat, Wisut Ponnimit, Duangrit Bunnag, Nancy Chandler and DJ Hardwell and all are on show at Lumpini Park, in the heart of the city, from 18th – 29th January 2016. A special Elephant Parade Children’s Day with games, elephant experts and educational talks will be held this Friday, 22nd January from 9am – 6pm.