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Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park is a haven set in a natural setting for rescued elephants that roam in Chiang Mai Province in the northern parts of Thailand.

Chiang Mai Elephants

There are a number of elephant parks, sanctuaries and riding centres located in and around Chiang Mai.

It is important for visitors to do their own research about what these services offer, to ensure that they are attending an ethical centre that is run for the benefits of the elephants.

Trek, Ride & Volunteer at Ethical Elephant Parks, Chiang Mai Thailand

Many of these camps allow visitors to interact with their elephants on varying levels. Some allow visitors to feed, pat and take photos of the elephants. Others offer jungle treks and rides of the elephants.

The Elephant Nature Park is a sanctuary for elephants that have been rescued from all over Thailand. They do not allow riding, but offer a full day of up close experiences with elephants including feeding, bathing and walking with them.

There are also a number of parks that allow riding of elephants. They include Eddy Elephant Care Chiang Mai and Baanchang Elephant Park which allow bare back riding and Maesa Elephant Camp which allows up to two people at a time to ride the elephant in a howdah (chair) as well as having the elephants put on a show for visitors.

Below is a more detailed look at each of the parks in Chiang Mai. Click the links below for more information.

Elephant Nature Park

Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng

Elephant Nature Park is a haven set in a natural setting for rescued elephants that roam in Chiang Mai Province in the northern parts of Thailand.

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Thai Elephant Conservation Centre

Hang Chat, Lampang

The Thai Elephant Conservation Center is a government owned and run Elephant Park that was founded in 1993 under royal patronage. The Thai Elephant Conservation Center offers visitors opportunities to watch elephants...

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Hug Elephant Sanctuary

Chang Wat, Chiang Mai

Hug Elephant Sanctuary is a park for elephants that have been rescued from all over Thailand. Please note that there is NO ELEPHANT RIDING. Hug Elephant Sanctuary was founded in 2015 in response to the exploitative...

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Mae Wang, Chiang Mai

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable sanctuary that cares for rescued and injured elephants that is located 60kms from Chiang Mai city. The Sanctuary opened in 2014 and is a joint initiative run...

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Maesa Elephant Camp

Mae Raem, Mae Rim

Mae Sa Elephant Camp is a prominent elephant park located just an hour’s drive away from Chiang Mai. The idyllic environments make this a must-visit.

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Eddy Elephant Care Chiang Mai

Chang Klan, Chiang Mai

Eddy Elephant Care Chiang Mai, also fondly referred to as Eddys elephant, offers one of the best elephant tours in Chiang Mai of Northern Thailand.

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