Elephant Parade House, Chiang Mai

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. Use our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning site to visit Elephant Parade House on your trip to Chiang Mai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • My grandson and I took a tuk-tuk to the Elephant Parade House on Charoenraj Road and painted elephants to our hearts' content under the friendly guidance of one of the shop's employees. It was relaxin...  more »
  • Efforts to help injured elephants, elephant foot is. Hell hell depicted in writing and must include the serial number. Have a various design their look like fun.
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  • 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 »
  • Bravo to the people who thought of this! A shop that specializes in artistically painted elephant statues of all sizes. In honor of an Elephant who lost a leg but is being cared for in a sanctuary. Proceeds from the sale of the statues go to the sanctuary to care for her and other elephants. Many of the elephants statues are even designed by international celebrities! Great activity idea - spend a couple hours painting an elephant Statue! They have three sizes - small, medium and large. Once you're done, they bake the elephant and you take it home! This activity is for all ages as long as you can hold a paint brush and paint!
  • Elephant Parade house is selling models of all scales of colored elephants. Part of the money is used for elephant saving projects. You can even color your own, personal elephant here. It's really worth a visit.
  • So many big and beautiful elephants. Fabulous staff. Helpful and friendly. Elephants are not inexpensive to purchase.
  • 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.
  • Great fun for kids, very beautiful elephants art , and all for a good cause (30% goes for elephants reserve)...

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While visiting Chiang Mai, keep in mind that the old town district and the area surrounding the famous night market offer both boutique (relatively expensive) and backpacker (relatively inexpensive) options. The riverside neighborhoods boast exclusive hotels and resorts, where comparatively pricey rooms come with good views and extensive facilities.
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