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. 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 »
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  • 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)...
  • 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.

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