Elephant Parade House, Chiang Mai

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Go guilt-free while getting creative at Elephant Parade House. This unique gift shop offers all things elephant, including colorful, handpainted elephant sculptures, T-shirts, mugs, and music boxes. You can even opt to paint your own figure in-house for a unique souvenir. Hundreds of elephant statues adorn the shop, including life-size elephant parade statues from cities all around the world. You can feel good about spending here, since 20 percent of the net profits goes to elephant welfare and conservation projects. Run by the Asian Elephant Foundation, the store offers plenty of insightful information on Asian elephants and the work the foundation does to protect them. See Elephant Parade House and all Chiang Mai has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder.
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  • July 24, 2017
    I don't paint my own as I'm useless but today when I popped in there was a family, parents and young teenage kids painting away having a great time. Nothing took my fancy today so no addition to my ha...  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Apple who works in the information center and painting room was very helpful and knowledgeable. Her elephant eye painting finished off our elephants with style. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    Great indoor store that sells an enormous variety of elephants in all sizes and designs. But most importantly a great activity place to let my kid spend a couple of hours coloring onto his own elephan...  more »
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  • April 3, 2017
    So many big and beautiful elephants. Fabulous staff. Helpful and friendly. Elephants are not inexpensive to purchase.
  • December 12, 2016
    Very interesting little shop with a great purpose. A great place to buy or make a handcrafted and unique keepsake. Even though some larger items were way out of our price range, we were able to find some things that were perfect for remembering our Chiang Mai trip. Spent over thirty minutes just trying to make a final decision.
  • January 2, 2017
    Great fun for kids, very beautiful elephants art , and all for a good cause (30% goes for elephants reserve)...
  • October 15, 2015
    I wandered by here last night and thought I'd drop in and purchase one of their beautifully hand-painted elephants (which come in various sizes) as a souvenir. Instead I ended up sitting down for an hour (bored husband at my side) painting my own! This place is wonderful, a great DIY keep sake and helpful staff.
  • December 1, 2015
    Kids & Wife enjoy it, paint yr own elephant. But spend 2hrs there.

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