Maesa Elephant Camp, Mae Rim

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Pay a visit to the wonderfully stoic inhabitants of Maesa Elephant Camp, one of the largest in northern Thailand. The majestic, entertaining creatures roam freely around the camp, and you are actively encouraged to pet and pose for a photo with them. Wander the grounds yourself and watch one of the many shows that happen on a daily basis. Go for a ride on one of the elephants, or take a full "mahout" (elephant keeper) course to learn more about caring for the creatures as well as their special place within Thai society and heritage. Plan your visit to Maesa Elephant Camp and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mae Rim trip planner .
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  • This is not a place to see wildlife in a natural sense, nor are these elephants cared for as animals. They are captive and beaten into submission until they are cooperative. They are chained, and you ...  more »
  • unfortunate this type of animal exploitation, boycott this kind of ride and end this suffering to the animal, to search more and you will see that these animals are tortured
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  • Explore the places way of life of the elephant, and the show's cute elephant. Tourists and tour. Admission fee for each 250 baht Thailand people, foreigners do not know how much fee does not ask students to be considered, wandering to come. Travel with a shady forest along the way.
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  • This is a very good elephant camp for tourists. They obviously care for the elephants very much. The focus is in information and conservation while still providing a great visitor entertainment experience. Fabulous to be able to get really close to the baby elephants and talk to the staff. I think it is a must do in Chiang Mai.
  • Talented well trained elephants. Love drawing part. Would be good if they can show tourists how elephants live, how good they treat them so it's not just to make a show but to give warm feeling to all guests.
  • PLEASE STOP SUPPORTING THIS ELEPHANT TORTURE CAMP!!! Maesa tortures BABY Elephants !!! Kidnaps them from their mothers, starves the baby animals also ties them up in shackles to torture them with sharp pins into the animal’s ears which is an extremely sensitive place!!! PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS ELEPHANT PRISON !!! Elephants are very sensitive they cannot bear the torture which is why they submit to the will of their trainer after being tortured for weeks !!! PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES !!! THIS IS HELLA DEPRESSING PLEASE DO NOT RIDE THOSE POOR BABY ELEPHANTS !!! THEY DESERVE PEACE THEY DESERVE TO BE WITH THEIR MOTHER !!! Please do some research on ELEPHANT TRAINING CAMP THAILAND FOR THE NASTY TRUTH BEFORE YOU WASTE YOUR MONEY !!! THEY ONLY GET ENCOURAGEMENT TO DO SUCH FILTHY ACT FROM THE VISITORS SO PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE !!!
  • The elephants are so lovely and smart. The food here is not so good though. Better eat somewhere else before visit.
  • I enjoyed myself especially the elephant ride. The bathing of the elephants was entertaining and the elephant show was amazing , I didn't get to watch all of the show but what i did see was good especially the elephant painting. The elephants seem happy, the person riding the elephant on my elephant ride was very friendly. He has worked in the elephant camp for 10 years and the elephant I was riding he had looked after for 10 years and still was. He even got off the elephant and took photos for me of myself and the elephant.
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