Maetaman Elephant Camp, Mae Rim

#4 of 9 in Wildlife in Mae Rim
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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mae Rim road trip planning tool .
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  • After evaluating many camp, we chose this based on reviews and blogs, also attracted by the tv program Bangkok addicted. We started with a lot of enthusiasm to the camp, about 1 hour's drive from the city of Chiang Mai. As soon as I arrived, I have to say well organized, I immediately saw a group of about 4/5 elephants with chain to paw around 1 m, and the thing I didn't like. We made the climb because promised our daughter ... not bad, except that the Maouth at some point he started using the goad, believe me I still have the sound of a prod that conking the elephant. The one next to us had the blood and a hole made by Prod. We abandoned the camp without even finishing the visit, sad and disappointed. It's a shame because this is a camp of excellence. I can't think of any that are not
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  • The elephants are great but what will have had to pass to get to do what they do. The truth is very sad
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  • Free living these elephants are limited, but they live, are fed and probably also maintained. That they must perform certain tricks for it, can and must accept it. Unfortunately, in Thailand the really wild elephant Habitat has almost disappeared.
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