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Maetaman Elephant Camp, Mae Rim

(2.4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Get to know the gentle, intelligent creatures at Maetaman Elephant Camp. This camp lets visitors interact with the elephants while also enjoying a variety of activities. Watch the elephants paint pictures, and once the paint is dry, you can purchase some of the artwork as a souvenir. Learn how paper is made from the fibers in elephant dung, and chat with the caretakers about the animals. Also enjoy ox cart rides and bamboo rafting on site. Put Maetaman Elephant Camp at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mae Rim trip itinerary maker.
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  • It was not what I expected. Elephant's line up to take tourists for a 30 minute ride and an elephant show. I stayed long enough for a quick look around and left. It's a very expensive visit at that. E...  more »
  • This is a factory to abuse, it begins with a pretty ridiculous circus show, where animals are totally submissive to their handlers. Then the ride on the back of elephants was nice, but she is at the chain, and ca really hurts to see the animal get a pickaxe on the (true) head to the least not wrong. There are apparently of another more serious camps, if you go through an agency, check before you go.
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  • Although having read several opinions enough contrast on these camps, we wanted to go with our 13 year old daughter to the famous walk on the back of elephants. Without wanting to get into the debate of whether or not condone this kind of place, the animals appeared more well-treated. We enjoyed the ride on the back of elephants for 45 minutes about, however the part show (soccer, painting, etc.) somewhat bother us, as well as the fact that he had to have permanently hand to the wallet.
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