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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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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Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai Reviews
After multiple stories of other travelers sering abused elephants being struck and chained we were worried, but elephant nature park was amazing. They Never struck the elephants, we never rode the elephants, but still enjoyed a much more exciting and intimate experience. By the end of sunshine with elephants I felt like I knew the personalities of each of them. They were somewhat shy art first, but after the first feeding they were so happy and gentle. I recommend bringing river shoes and they will offer to wear their clothing at the beginning, it is worth it you will get into it for the river anyways and feeding them is much messier than expected. So much fun.
This is an incredible place doing amazing work with rescue of elephants and many other creatures, too. It is inspiring to visit! Unlike many tourist parks where people ride the elephants, here the elephants are never ridden - they are treated with respect and are not abused. The food they serve here is vegetarian and delicious, with tons of choices. Get there early at meals, though, because some things run out. We stayed overnight in a bungalow, and it was a lot of fun, but I liked the day hike "Care for Elephants" even more because we got so much individual interaction with the elephants on the hike, an amazing river picnic, and even swimming with the elephants. This is an experience that will change you for the better!
Just wonderful. All other elephant sanctuaries pale in comparison. Faced with the way animals are treated in most of South East Asia, it is truly heartening to see a group of people working so hard to further the care for creatures as majestic as elephants. Anyone who hunts such great beasts cannot truly be human. Highly, highly recommended. Worth every penny.
I had an amazing experience on the Elephant Freedom package. I was actually a bit dubious about choosing the 'Elephant Freedom' package initially as it didn't include a visit to the nature park, but by the length of my review you can see that I highly recommend it! We were collected from our hotel at about 8:15 by an air-conditioned minivan (someone else was collected from out hotel by another company in an open-back pick up truck). As the journey took about 1 hour 30 minutes, it was a lot more comfortable in a minivan with seat belts! We were part of a group of 8 people, and it was nice to be in a small group. The guide was very friendly and knowledgable and it was heart warming to see the connection between the people of the small community we visited and the elephants they cared for. There were 3 elephants in this community, and though this sounds underwhelming compared to the 50+ at the nature park, it was really really nice to get to know each of the elephants personality and background. We were able to get very close to the elephants during feeding times and bathing them in the river! Going for a walk with them was also amazing as we were able to walk alongside them and realise how huge they actually are. The community who cared for the elephants went out of their way to ensure we were safe and felt comfortable, and cooked us a great vegetarian lunch.
One in a lifetime experience for our family. We learned so much about the elephants, their life stories, and how to do our bit to help these beautiful animals everywhere. Unlike most of the touristic elephant-themed parks, here you won't do any of those activities that could hurt the animals or are the result of inhumane"training". No elephant back riding, elephants painting stuff not any of the circus tricks. Instead, you get to enjoy being close and gentle to these amazing creatures, bathe them, accompany them in their daily routines, etc. A responsible and respectful way of learning about elephants.