Thailand: King’s Cup Elephant Polo Gets Underway in Hua Hin

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Opening ceremony of the King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. Funds raised go to charities for elephants and children with autism.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The 2011 King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament got underway on 5 September 2011 in Hua Hin, Thailand.

There were seasoned elephant polo players, colourful parades, Thailand's last elephant spirit men (Khru Ba Yai), and pachyderms.

The event continues through Sunday 12 September 2011.  

Located 200 kilometres south of Bangkok, Hua Hin is a seaside resort long favoured by Thai royalty. Funds raised from this year's King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament will be donated to three projects in Thailand in support of elephants and children with autism.

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