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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  • My wife and I have guts on the elephant ride. Beautiful camp wild, well maintained, animals are very available and the elephant ride worth to him alone.
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  • There's no doubt that this is an elephant camp set up for tourists. But the elephants seem happy, the trainers seem kind, and our vet friend also enjoyed the visit immensely. We were somewhat wary giv...  more »
  • these elephants although they appear happy are abused to make such tables.
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  • The animals seemed loved and well cared for. They demonstrated all their beautiful abilities. We will never forget our wonderful day there.
  • I have done a lot of research on elephant farms. This count as the worst one as it permit riding and entertainment to tourist. Elephants are animals that will never learn how to provide entertaint without physical tourture. Why tourists in 2018 still demanding animals to entertain them!!! If tourist stop visiting this farm they will learn to adapt and be more humane.
  • The show is very interesting... well done. Have you ever seen an elephant painting a tree? Renversant.
  • Lovely day out. While the prices could seem high, it's obvious these people genuinely love the animals and we gladly donated more than needed. Being Thai myself, but from the western world, I was fortunate enough to understand a lot more about how the animals were treated and how the staff looked after them. Only regret is we wish we bought the elephant paintings! Very impressive.
  • I hope that the elephants here are treated ethically. From a tourist's perspective, I would say that the pricing of souvenirs and attractions are reasonable.

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