Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Thailand and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Royal Thai and Provincial governments, Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
The Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park is a fantastic place to visit whilst in Chiang Mai, as it is a sustainable and eco-friendly tourist attraction.
The park does what the name suggests, it makes recycled paper and paper products out of elephant poo! And you might be surprised about how easy and environmentally sound it really is!
Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park, Entry Fee & Opening Times, Chiang Mai
Your knowledgeable guide will take you through each stage of the process step by step as well as explaining how they get the poo and why they use it to make their products. You will be shown the boiling and filtering processes, the dying and moulding process and the drying process. You will be encouraged to get involved in each step of this process, so feel free to ask questions and learn more about this sustainable business.
There are plenty of signage boards around the park which explains the history of hand made paper which originated in China over 2000 years ago. You can walk around the park at your leisure, and make a few products at the end to take home with you.
There is a souvenir shop on site where you can purchase their products, and 5% of sales from the park is donated towards the World Wildlife Fund. These funds are used to help support WWF initiatives in the Mekong Delta region.
There is also a cafe where you can purchase a coffee or a cold drink as well as some tasty snacks. Large or small groups are welcome, all sizes can be accommodated.
The Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park is located just 100 metres from the Tiger Kingdom. So if making a trip up to Mae Rim, make sure to stop by for a look at this unique park.