Thailand Launches New Royal Event – The King’s Cup Elephant Boat Race & River Festival

Royal Thai Navy Seals

Visitors to Bangkok’s mighty Chao Phraya River were treated to a ‘world first’ over the weekend when they witnessed the inaugural King’s Cup Elephant Boat Races, sponsored by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas. Twelve international teams, each consisting of twenty paddlers, raced specially commissioned boats decorated with artistic elephant heads rising elegantly above the water. After three days battling it out on the River of Kings, paddlers from The Royal Thai Navy Seals, whose elite division was made famous for their part in rescuing 12 children and their coach from a cave in Chiang Rai last year, claimed the coveted 2019 King’s Cup. The boat race is set to become one of Thailand’s most memorable cultural events and a ‘bucket list’ activity for visitors to the Kingdom.

Sports News Bureau

Sportz Business is a vivid one stop online source protracting all the exclusive affairs of the Sports Goods & Fitness Industry. We have well accomplished on delivering expert views, reviews, and stories empowering millions with impartial and nonpareil opinions. Sports, Fitness & Wellness has become an inexorable part of our daily lifestyle and with Sportz Business expertise, millions of intriguers everyday are finding for itself a crony hangout zone.


By navigating our site, you agree to allow us to use cookies, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.