Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

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  • This camp is unique. Abused and tortured elephants (as well as dogs and cats) can be found a new home here. The gentle giants are treated with patience, love and bananas here exemplary. You are not chained and the workers do not use elephant hooks or sticks. The elephants are not abused here riding (because that breaks the ribs and the hips them) and they are not tortured for any nonsensical shows. Rather can tourists go a tour with the wonderful Giants and they feed, bathe and caress. These are magical and unforgettable experiences. This Park is absolutely empfehlens - and worth supporting. Such non-profit projects, it should give much more and the horse riding camps are avoided.
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  • From the minute we booked our trip to Thailand, going to an Elephant Sanctuary was a must. I just love these beautiful, majestic animals. However so many sanctuaries still let tourists ride elephants ...  more »
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  • If you’re looking for a truly elephant- friendly experience, then I highly recommend this experience. They follow a schedule based on what the elephants want, not the tourists or mahouts. There are also water buffalo and hundreds of cats and dogs. We were able to feed one Elephant and walk around others to observe. A bit like Jurassic Park in the sense that it’s an open zoo type feeling. The park is very crowded, so if you’re looking for an intimate experience I wouldn’t go here. But out tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. Clearly this park is the most humane in the area in that your interaction is limited and controlled for the benefits of the elephants
  • What an awesome experience. Anyone thinking of spending time with elephants should go with this place. I spent considerable time doing research on all of the reserves that were available and this was one of the best. There are so many out there claiming to be ethical and animal friendly, which are just not true. Places like the Elephant Nature park genuinely are - the elephants aren’t forced into doing anything they don’t want to do and seem genuinely happy to interact with humans (albeit with the benefit of us having food!) Their handlers are with them every day and has no whips, hooks, chains or other ways of coercion. During the day, you get the chance to learn a lot about them and get as close as you feel comfortable. If our experience is anything to go by, at the end of the day you will feel really at ease with them around you. Thank you to all of the team for helping make our day so great!
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