Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
About Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai - Address, Phone Number
Address: 209/2 Sridom Chai Road, Chiang Mai 50100
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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My husband and I had an amazing day at the Elephant Nature Park! Unlike many places claiming they are sanctuaries, this place is truly a santuary for the animals. They rescue these animals and give them a great life. We were not allowed to approach the animals instead we let them approach us when They are comfortable. We were able to touch/pet and got close to some of the animals. We also got to pour water on some of the elephants in the lake to cool them from the heat and got to feed them as well. They also have cows, oxes, cats and dogs. They have a name for each of the animal and how they were rescued. Each of the animal is unique and they give us a description on each animal. Unfortunately some still have physical and/or mental disabilities from their horrific past and are still recovering. Some may stay this way but at least now they have freedom and can play with other animals like they should be. We were also provided with a vegetarian buffet. The dishes were delicious. It costs the Elephant Nature Park approx. $250, 000.00 to feed and care for these animals and they solely rely on donations. Please visit the park and/or donate to help them help the animals. You can also adopt the cats and/or dogs by submitting your application online. - Annie Nguyen and Mathew Lee
Amazing experience! The park does excellent work rescuing these gentle giants from tourist traps, illegal logging, and circuses. They take great care of them and it is a priceless experience to see them thriving in their new home. The staff is friendly and helpful. They also rescue dogs, cats, water buffalo, and other animals here which was a nice addition to an already perfect experience. The lunch was amazing and the facilities are clean. We will definitely come back here again!
Everything experience was perfect, and the entire day warmed my heart. We did the day long volunteer trip and, honestly, I wish I had more time. Such a precious day. In the morning you are picked up from your accommodation and brought to the nature park where you'll find yourself in awe. The staff provides great instruction and answers all your questions along the way. You'll get to meet the elephants, feed them, bath them and interact with them. They are the most precious creatures. During the day, you'll break for lunch, which was amazing. The meal was fantastic! This day made me happier than I ever could have imagined and will be a day that I remember forever.
I took care to find an elephant experience that wasn't just mindless tourism - the park does genuinely fantastic work for abused and injured elephants as well as a range of other animals. Elephants that do not want human contact can wander far away from the visitor area, and be left undeserved. The park it's self is a stunning area, which naturally caters for the needs for the elephants. The experience as a visitor is extremely laid back and well done. Don't go if your going to moan about strict health and safety or having your every need pandered to, or every minute of your time filled with entertainment. Just breath and take in the surroundings ... having said that, food was amazing, there were no scary moments and the staff were all very friendly. Our guide happened to be hilarious which added to the whole thing. I booked in advance through the website and i honestly don't have a bad thing to say about the price, you get a lot for your money and you KNOW it goes to a fantastic cause.
Unforgettable experience ! But... I have done the Elephant highlands, single day visit. Everything was wonderful as described : " beautiful scenery, elephants bathing, mud baths, awesome jungle walks in the company of rescued elephants make for an unforgettable day." But... When an elephant stopped to eat, one mahout gave her kicks to legs so she walks towards the group. I am convinced that this is not your policy but this guy really has a problem ! I stayed all the time with this elephant, to put pressure to this guy. I did not intervene not to spoil the experiences of others (although at the end, others told me to have seen the mahout with red bag giving kicks). Please stop that !!!
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