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Join the Elephant Parade in Chiang Mai

January 9, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , ,

Those travelers who want to put their artistic skills to the test take a trip to the Elephant Parade House. Here young and old, professional and amateur, have the opportunity to create a unique piece of art and help elephants at the same time. Visit their gallery to marvel at their collection of painted elephant statues.

At the Elephant Parade House workshop, on staff artists will assist visitors to paint and decorate a small white plaster elephant–the more colorful the better! If Elephant Parade House really likes one of the finished masterpieces, they may offer to buy the rights to replicate it and sell it worldwide!

The inspiration behind Elephant Parade started in 2006 when father and son Marc and Mike Spits were on holiday in Thailand. They met a baby elephant named Mosha who had lost her leg to a land mine. Elephant Parade, created with the aim to raise awareness of the plight of elephants, is now the world’s largest exhibition of decorated elephant statues. The first exhibition was held in 2007 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2015, Elephant Parade will come to Bangkok

Twenty percent of the profits are donated to elephant conservation projects through the efforts of The Asian Elephant Foundation (TAEF). An independent, non-profit foundation, TAEF guarantees distribution of funds to various projects that are dedicated to the conservation of the Asian elephant.

For more information about the Elephant Parade House, The Asian Elephant Foundation, and Chiang Mai painted elephants, please contact [email protected].

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