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Elephant Parade House, Chiang Mai

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 140+ 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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  • I came here thinking it was strictly a gift shop, and I was so wrong. Had I known they offered painting classes, I definitely would have planned ahead. I purchased an elephant for my sister's birthday...  read more »
  • If you like elephants and you want to contribute to their care or if you like crafts or have an artistic vein happen to take a look. The shop is open every day and you can buy an elephant and paint it yourself. Or you can buy one already painted by an artist. They have a tv where they put videos about elephants and part of the profits are for the protection and care of captive elephants.
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  • The elephant figurines are cute but we received very bad service from one of staff with number of 26038 on Nimman Road. We didn't ask many questions but she was so impatient and kept rolling her eyes ...  read more »
  • 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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