Anantara’s King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament 2016


Mark it in your diaries, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is announcing the 2016 dates for the highly popular charity event – The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. This year’s event will be held by the banks of Bangkok’s mighty Chaophraya River from March 10 – 13, 2016 and promises to have a range ele-fantastic fun for the whole family!


This year’s event will have 10 teams encompassing over 40 players, including Thai celebrities, professional horse polo players, New Zealand All Blacks rugby players and Thailand’s famous transgender cabaret team Miss Tiffany.


A total of 18 elephants will be given a break from their work in tourist trekking camps in Pattaya or bought from unemployment in Surin to take part in the festival, during which they are given much needed food, essential vitamin supplements, full veterinary checks and care for the duration of the event.


The four day festival will have something for everyone including an impressive Opening Parade, Children’s Educational Day, Ladies Day known as the ‘Bangkok Ascot’ and a wide range of fun elephant related activities for the whole family.