Elephant Nature Park

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 209/2 Sridom Chai Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-53818754
  • Tags: Park, View Point, Family And Kids

About Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

Set in a natural valley, bordered by a river, and surrounded by forested mountains is the Elephant natural park which serves as a home to rescued and rehabilitated elephants from all over the country. It is amazing to observe the daily routine of the elephants and a glimpse of rural life is worth capturing.

The park also aims to provide Rain forest restoration and cultural preservation along with protecting the endangered species.

Elephant Nature Park Information

  • Guided package tours are available on the website.
  • For a day out at the park, it is recommended to carry Hat, Sunscreen, Sandals/Flip Flops, Change of clothing for river bathing, towel, Shoes for walking, Camera, Bug Repeal cream.
  • The ticket prices for various tours are different which include various facilities like lunch and pick-drop.

How To reach Elephant Nature Park by Public Transport

  • Tuk-Tuk or a rented bicycles or cars.

Restaurants Near Elephant Nature Park

  • Pum Thai Restaurant
  • Jia Tong Heng
  • Butter is Better Bakery & Restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Elephant Nature Park

  • 95% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Elephant Nature Park in their plan

  • 77.04% of people start their Elephant Nature Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Elephant Nature Park

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

92.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Elephant Nature Park

People normally club together Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang while planning their visit to Elephant Nature Park.

People also prefer to start their day with Elephant Nature Park.

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  • Amazing! Experience, people, location... All of it! I can not wait to return to donate time to these amazing beings! With hundreds of dogs, cats, water buffalo and nearly a hundred beautiful elephants. I would say this was my most moving and emotional experience in all of Thailand. DO NOT EVEN THINK OF SUPPORTING ANY ESTABLISHMENT ALLOWING RIDINGS, TRICKS, of the Elephants please! This place treats them as they deserve as there are some of the most intelligent beings. Elephant ages from 2 yrs to 100yrs and we were able to enjoy their presence without intruding! So amazing.

  • This is the last place these Elephants would spend in their lifetime and it is heartening to see and one can only imagine what they went through. This place does justice to those Pachyderms by not allowing riding. Food was great with a lot of options. The nice little coffee shop serves on the best Green Tea Thai Tea I have had. Guides were friendly and we had an unexpected friendly encounter with one of the baby elephants. One of them came for our food bag which had some bananas. So, learn from us. Don't take food along.. they can smell from a mile.

  • I absolutely loved my visit here! The animals were so well taken care of. Elephants, dogs, cats, water buffalo, you name it. It truly is a sanctuary for them. The tour guides were so friendly and explained all the elephants pasts. Would definitely come here again when I travel back out to Thailand!

  • Please go here instead of an elephant riding attraction. Elephants can't take a while lot of weight and other places load 5+ people on top of the poor elephants. This is a true elephant sanctuary. We spent the day feeding, bathing, walking up the mountain with elephants. You even prepare their fruit. The treatment and medicine they provide is life saving for the elephants. Know that your money goes to a good cause and to help the elephants. 100% recommended!!!

  • I'm not much of a reviewer, but the day trip to Elephant Nature Park is a must for all elephant lovers or animal conservationists and worthy of a great recommendation. The park is basically run as a huge open air rescue centre for not only some 74 elephants, but also dogs, cats and water buffaloes, who all live as one in perfect harmony surrounded by the beautiful forest covered mountains. This is strictly not a place where you ride or trek elephants, but where you learn about them and their recovery. Our guide for the day, 'O' was not only hugely knowledgeable about elephants, but also the back stories of all the elephants themselves at the park. As a person who adores elephants and has done a number of elephant tours before, it was great for me to once again get up close to them, but also to learn more about them and their plight. However, if you want a real one on one experience with elephants, where you spend a longer time with an elephant, then this might not be suitable, because even though we were in a small group of about 12 people, I was very aware that we were one of about 10 groups within the park, where you are casually manoeuvred around to each area. However, even though the park is large and accommodates all the groups very well, don't be fooled that you can just book a few days in advance. When my my wife and I booked our holiday months ahead of time, we originally wanted to do the overnight stay, but all were booked for the year. We then looked at the day where you can wash the elephants and that too was booked during our holiday stay, so we had to do the normal day option instead, which was still absolutely brilliant. Yet, on looking at the calendar again during our stay in Thailand at the beginning of February, the option to wash the elephants was booked up well in to April and the option that we did for the day was booked up in to March. I can't emphasise enough that you need to book this trip well in advance. The buffet food at lunch was good and the espresso from the coffee bar was lovely. There is also the option to buy other drinks and confectioneries at very reasonable prices. Our guide also kindly gave us a great little tip too, that if we wanted a little bit of a quieter lunch away from the other groups, to go upstairs and eat with stunning views of the park....it was a perfect place to view some of the elephants surrounded by amazing scenery. Thank you to 'O' and all the staff at Elephant Nature Park for a great day out.

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