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Maetaeng Elephant Park, Mae Taeng

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  • passage obliged on this site to discover walks, bathing elephants, extraordinary performances, elephants, elephants footballers, elephants painters, a feast for the eyes, even a kiss of an elephant! Of hours of work to get there and probably a lot of sacrifices for the animals. Hope they are well-treated during their training, because young people are very quickly separated from their mothers and taken in hand by a mahout. The days seem to busy for the animals! Let us think, besides the pleasure of seeing them, so close. They seem happy to get rid of their feces in order to enjoy a life-saving bath! For the well being of animals, we were a group of 6 friends, but we didn't want to do the ride on the back of elephants, but it does it make a difference?
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  • Big Taeng elephant camp adjacent to Rapids kuet Chang to ride. There is a lot of activity with the elephants. Removed from the Pang rafting-row.
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  • Did the elephant oxen rafting and lunch experience was well organised good fun and lunch fantastic in a restaurant three kilometres away  more »
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  • 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.