A trip to the elephant park, even just one of them, is a must when in Thailand. And for the more adventurous, a ride on this huge animal would be a great experience as well.
Located in the northern province of Chiang Mai, the Elephant Nature Park is a rescue and rehabilitation center which welcomes both volunteers and visitors. Established in the 1996 courtesy of Sangduen “Lek” Chailert and her husband, it covers an area of 800 hectares and bordered by a river. Providing a sanctuary for rescued elephants was the main objective of the couple when they started their project. The place now provides a natural environment for the elephants and provides a learning experience to people visiting from other countries.
The Baan Chang park also offers an opportunity for people to learn about the behaviors and lifestyle of elephants. Visitors can learn to bath the animals and ride on them through the hills and jungles. In addition, a one-day elephant mahout training can be experienced here. A mahout is the term used to refer to a caretaker of elephants. Continue reading "Elephant Parks Worth a Visit" »