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Elephant Parade House, Chiang Mai

(4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • As soon as we started exploring Chiang Mai we noticed this 'parade' of wonderfully painted elephants all over the city! We were looking for a place to go to dinner and stumbled into one of the main bo...  more »
  • A crazy experience for young and old. There is even a factory, museum and workshop something outside of the city at 4 km from the Centre. There they explain how the Organization was created. They show how the elephants are made and you can do a workshop. Our daughter has together with an Assistant a frenzied elephant painted and she has seen why it is so important that the elephants in Thailand are preserved and saved from extinction. Art vs. do-it-yourself vs. good-goal! Must see
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  • Good activity that does good for the elephants. Our 2 1/2-year-old loved to paint the elephant and the staff was helpful and Nice, and instructed. Recommended even on a sunny day when there was a fun and creative family activity.
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  • 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.
  • Kids & Wife enjoy it, paint yr own elephant. But spend 2hrs there.
  • GREAT STORE!! like the painting workshop to save the elephant.
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