Maetaman Elephant Camp, Mae Rim

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#3 of 6 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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  • This is the first time I ever write a review. I felt obligated to do this after visiting this camp of hell. We went here with a group. It was possibility the worst experience of my life. The animals a...  more »
  • I had no idea what it was "elephant farm" that our tour operator had put us in the travel. In this place they are chained elephants and with tusks cut, doing shows of circus type to "entertain the human", it gave me so much sadness imagine all what you had to pass to be able to obey and perform acts so foreign to them as play soccer, play the harmonica, "dancing", painting, etc. Is like an animal so impressive achievement is tamed by the human? methods have been used so can adquirir those "skills" that has nothing to do with the free life that you should have any living being. We lose humanity to the feel graceful and funny with this kind of "entertainment". Please do not come.
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  • To beware of some of the staffs riding the elephant. I got the impression that they were trying to touch the feet of girls by pretending they were putting fruits on the seat... Also, while riding the ...  more »

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