Maetang Elephant Park, Chiang Mai

2.9
#7 of 34 in Parks in Chiang Mai
A national standout in terms of its level of humane treatment of animals, Maetang Elephant Park provides an unforgettable experience for visitors. Get to know these curious creatures up close while riding bareback, feeding them, and even swimming with them. Do not miss the chance to see trained elephants paint artwork, and pick up replicas of the pieces before you leave. Stop by the park's clinic and chat with experienced veterinarians about care of the gentle creatures. Book far ahead in advance if you hope to get the full experience package, which includes accommodations. Put Maetang Elephant Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Chiang Mai attractions planner.
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  • We were on a trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and on the last day we could persuade our tour guide to visit yet an Elefantenchamp. It was already very impressive to see this beautiful animals up close and even to touch. Me something has irritated, that the elephants wear and all, even the small, anklets. And, I think the elephants are treated quite well and they also not reluctant to do the tricks. But after for these animals, there is no use, it's certainly better in this Champs, as these tourists through the area would have to bear on asphalt.
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  • This itinerary was booked on Taobao. It takes about 1 hours to get to the Chiangmai area. Ride a bullock cart, watch an elephant show, ride an elephant, take a raft, and offer a lunch. But it's a good deal from a cost-performance perspective, but the two-year-old bull in the bullock cart is a hard slog. When riding an elephant, the elephant needs to use a large iron to control the unruly elephant, and feels like he is joining an elephant-abusing activity. So I decided not to take part in this elephant ride anymore. The training camp can also participate in the jungle leap and other outdoor activities, the Chinese people more. In addition, riding an elephant will allow you to buy sugar cane, and elephants to take photos, although not mandatory but most people will buy the fee items.
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  • To the dismay of advocates of the elephants, I asked myself the question of endorsing or not this visit. I asked my guide on the veracity on the mistreatment of elephants on this site. This last me insured that the animals were not treated less well than our horses in France. Well, I went and had a blast during this ballad, cross rivers, go in the forest and it very slowly. I followed my elephant eyes after the ballad, he was fed (by me is also with bananas, then washed in the river.
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  • Busy but well treated tame elephants. 5* value for money and 5* more for the VIP treatment I received by being a lone tourist. Would definitely go again for the same all inclusive package, well worth the money.
  • Fun place, amazing elephants, they can painting-playing football-basketball-juggling-make a greeting-parade formation-dancing...WOW, how awesome! There are also have Cow Rickshaw, we can go around with this ancient transportation. And also there are a rafting with bamboo rafting at the end of trip. Some of the worker or Elephant driver are came from Burma/Myanmar, but they are well-trained in Thailand language. And there are a totally Halal food at the Buffet Restaurant and Mushalla/Small Mosque, yeah!!!
  • I wouldn’t recommend it. My family only did the elephant ride and left right after that because we could tell the elephants were not treated very well in our opinion. They were whacked and poked to get them to go along the path. We ended up finding an elephant sanctuary and took the kids there the next day to ensure they had a good experience with elephants in Thailand. Which they did not get at thus place.
  • Would not recommend to go to this place. It is very sad to see how the elephants are treated here (very bad in my opinion). There are a lot of tourists, the place is crowded and done only for money.
  • The elephant ride, elephant football match and the elephants, they sure can paint better than me. The master pieces/paintings the friend bought one for RM200.00 whereas other elephants souvenirs you can purchase from the shops outside. Another interesting thing at this park is feeding the elephants and if you are generous, you keep buying the food, keep feeding and the elephants won't stop eating. In fact, along the elephant ride route, you will have more chance to buy sugar canes and bananas and feed the elephants over and over till the ride is over.

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