Maetang Elephant Park, Chiang Mai

2.9
#7 of 24 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. Use our Chiang Mai holiday planner to visit Maetang Elephant Park on your trip to Chiang Mai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Shows and ballads on an elephant is more controversial in the West, quite rightly. Maetang, most of the elephants are young; one of them was the mutilated trunk, he had not stitched up. One of my traveling companions reported to me seeing a mahout violently poking an animal that had howled. In short, unattractive... There is also a classic show of ridiculous disco dance, drawings, soccer game to amuse tourists and there are crowds, because Chinese tourists love. Even if the visible level of abuser does not reach that of Maha Wang Chang Elephant Camp in Kanchanaburi, better would focus on a park that is very respectful of the animals.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The elephant show, which is approximately 45 km away from the city center with shopping and visit split at any interval should be monitored at a show before you travel.
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  • August 8, 2017
    A visit to Chiang Mai isn't complete for me without a visit to an elephant park. This one is bit out in the sticks so the drive there is interesting, through working countryside. The elephants seem we...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • April 18, 2017
    There's many activities at this amazing park. The park opens since 8-16. There's elephant show every hour, you could take pictures with the elephant at the end of the show while they use their trunks to put a hat on you. There's also a buffet. Elephant riding, ox riding, wall climbing, zip line, planting rice etc.. Best place for tourist and do not miss it!
  • May 13, 2017
    It seems like a nice place, but unsure of the treatment of the animals... the elephant rides were beautiful, and the bamboo rafts were fun, the ox cart rides weren't that great
  • July 13, 2017
    Packages were expensive, everything was about money. We felt like they hit the elephants with sharp weapons when people don't buy sugarcane for the elephants
  • July 1, 2017
    Circus elephant show, an anthropo-morphisation to enjoy human.

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