Trip Planner Asia  /  Thailand  /  Chiang Mai Province  /  Mae Taeng  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Maetaeng Elephant Park

Maetaeng Elephant Park, Mae Taeng

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
2.9/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Maetaeng Elephant Park is located in Mae Taeng. Plan your visit to Maetaeng Elephant Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mae Taeng vacation route planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • I took a ride on elephants with my wife, we were thrilled to be able to live this experience. We went in the early afternoon, there wasn't many people. After riding the elephant we noticed the instructor with a cattle prod in his hands which to our dismay we have seen used, since the animal nn had much desire to walk. My wife immediately felt guilty. We were immersed in the river and we couldn't get off at that point. At that moment the only thing we could do was pay for him to give some food. The ride on the cart with oxen for return and the fact that the driver of the wagon has given his name to the animals he raised up a bit. We told the local guide was waiting for us on the bus of our strong experience, and she has made it clear that we in the West are convinced that animal suffer but that locals are a source of income and that after them devote all day. The fact remains that we have a little regret.
    show original
  • For 1500 bath per person, difficult to expect anything else but it remains average. Waiting between 2 attractions. Little show with elephants, little ballad in a Buffalo cart and walk an elephant then walk on raft bamboo, beautiful views of the river. The animals have not abused air but saw the pace... and the world. The Park begins to age.
    show original
  • We got to the Elephant park, there was a little mess on the ticket line, but they have a great system of stickers that tells them what you paid for and what is your next activity , we did first the Ba...  read more »
  • Elephant riding. Elephant "talent" show. Karen (long-necked tribal) village. Ride an ox-driven wagon. Halal buffet. Bamboo raft ride down the river. Was really fun feeding the super cute elephants. Found a package for 1,100 baht/person [more expensive at the gate and individually priced activities]. 4-stars for mild concerns of animal cruelty. Saw nothing thing actually cruel, beyond a limping ox pulling a wagon with passengers. I just have mixed feelings about camps like these as I am sure many do. Good experience overall.
  • There were many activities that everyone can enjoy. I love how they sent the elephants to school to be trained. The pictures they drew were awesome. I enjoyed the elephants ride as well as oxcart ride.
  • Interesting experience ... But they are huge, move heavily, I feel sorry for them while looking deep in their eyes, ... But anyway they are much more happy than their fellows in VN, most of them are tail-cut. People use tail feathers to make lucky rings (?) for sale to tourists (mostly chinese). So some people steal elephant tail from others by cutting the under part of it.
  • Downright Animal abuse. Elephants were beaten with sharp hooks; exhausted and bleeding. Boycott this Inhumane place.
  • We have 30-40 elephants around, and they dance to us, nice experience.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 3​h 30​m