Maetang Elephant Park, Chiang Mai

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#8 of 35 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 visited this park with elephants where they play soccer, the most beautiful thing is to see them painted, I took a shirt made by them one understands that they are intelligent animals. The most beautiful is the raft descent immersed in the greenery and peace
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  • Park where the main attraction are the elephants. In the park there are many dozens. Some trained to enchant tourists (who were many hundreds) with games and interacting with people. There is a show in which the trained elephants show great intelligence who go to the extreme to paint pictures. Most of the elephants are tours with two people on the back and the groom follows in the head. The back takes about 1 hour where we crossed a river, after serpenteamos by banks and by the dense tree line, down the River to the point of beginning. There are parks where the elephants that are not ' work ' they rest and eat. There are several places where you can buy for about €0.50 elephant food (bananas and bamboos) and no one resists in approach and give him the food that they are always an eye alive to see who has bags of bananas. There are also tours in a wagon pulled by oxen and for those who want to can come down the River on bamboo platforms. A very pleasant experience, and that's always in our memory. A different morning, well done, fun and with particularity to see and touch those fantastic animals.
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  • There is a lot of discussion when it comes to Elephant parks about the welfare of the elephants, and happily we saw no evidence of unhappy, underfed or abused animals here. The elephants were well fed...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
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