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Mae Wang Elephant Camp, Mae Wang

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  • Very nice elephant camp out in the national park not the usual touristy elephant show place, this camp is run by the Karen hill tribe people who own the elephants, I am in this area often as I live ne...  more »
  • To promote Chiang Mai sends away although people are not short, just the a game worthy of MTV alert especially Qi on the elephant, 搖 搖 擺 擺 go out long nose discuss eating sugar cane, Experience is more difficult to have their right to promote the future not seen bian bian-eating elephants, Oh my! Still is as big a lump, like football in Johannesburg is not far! Still other elephants feed and bathe in the River Bian for small, made everyone very high. ...
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  • I had been looking around everywhere to see where I have a "sweet" company could find that worked with elephants. First of all, I wanted to have a business that their elephants not slammed, kicked, circus tricks let do or battered. I really wanted to sit on an elephant, without painful basket that gave such a beast just stress, even though they say not because they only want you such a trip. I also wanted an elephant for myself alone, so I don't "my time with the elephant" would have to share. Then I also wanted an elephant washing and brushing because that I had ever seen on youtube. And last, I wanted to also feed the beast. After a long search, and with help from the staff at Awanahouse where I was staying, I found one that to all my aspirations and who also removed me from my guesthouse. Neatly on time at 8 o'clock in the morning I was picked up by the driver, Akhon, called. He gave me a bottle of water and told me that I have a very, very, special person was because I was the only one for that day. Well, I can't believe it, really great. First of all, we went to the market where we bought kilos of sugar cane for the elephant. Then we drove along to Mr. Sun that was waiting for me already. Mr. Sun is the man who instructs you in advance what needs to be done, he also teaches you the commands that you need to learn to be able to ride the elephant. He tells you about the two types of elephants; the African elephant which is larger than the Asian elephant, the elephant on which I would sit down. Even if it is smaller, the Indian elephant can be between 5.5 and 6 meters long, 3 meters high and 5000 kilos. He also told that I (I'm 60 years) not on the elephant did have to scramble but that the elephant for me by the legs would bags so I very easily could climb out. Mr. Sun gave to me, before leaving for the elephants, a bag of peeled pineapple, wished me very good luck, opened the door open so that I could step in the vd car and waved me out completely until I m no longer saw. The next stop was a watermelon seller where we bought delicious pounds ripe watermelons for the elephants because they are all pile on. After this all in the big car was loaded reason we still have an hour to Mae Wang, to the spot where the elephants. Upon arrival I saw a group of about 4 people, 3 women in short shorts and undershirts and 1 man in shorts and t-shirt. They came through another company there, spent only half a day with the elephant and shared the elephant with a couple. Because I was alone, I was called by my name, by all Mahout something so particular. Akhon had cooked food for us, Padh Thai, a kind of fried noodles, vegetarian and also very delicious, here I got another bottle of water to drink. After dinner he gave me a set of clothing which I put in a kind of bathing could attract over my swimsuit; It was a nice wide pants with short sleeves polo shirt to the hip. He told me then, all pointing to the Group of women with short shorts, that elephants have very short hard hairs that it just seems like you on a broom is, therefore you get easy wide clothing that nat and that gives you protection against those hard hairs. There were jokes made about me that I would get 5 elephants on my own, the Mahout had such a fun and my heart started thumping, if only at the sight of those great big, elegant giant elephants up close, who meekly, each by their own Mahout (Mahout forever remains at one and the same elephant to one of their dies , continues day and night at his elephant) to put up with and riding the commands as if it were a horse. It is wonderful to see how big the trust in each other. After lunch I'm going to know if first a female elephant, Mo Bae called, by her with a few short commands to get used to my voice and to feed her by or food in her mouth or in her trunk. We seem to be together because she is eagerly to the bananas and the sugar cane and listens very well to my commands. Then I get to a young elephant from 6 years called, superstar called and I see that Mahout all laugh. While I buk to sugar cane from the basket to pick up I have my first kiss vd trunk too. So sweet! All of a sudden grip that schlong me around my neck to give the next kiss again and all of a sudden he had a straw hat in the ground picked up and put on my head. And you could just SEE at the head of that superstar, that ie had such a dire lol in teasing me. Really a sweet art is! And there came all of a sudden a Mahout to walk with a giant elephant, Pakajo, called. I thought Mo Bae was great, but he was clearly a larger male. On command of his Mahout, he continued his legs and when I knew what time it was for me hahahah. With thumping heart I went on I m down and took me to Mr. Sun had taught me in practice. So I tried with my rear the bone, on top of the elephant, to find me dáártegen back vd to turn on. This is to so, while walking, the balance. Also I had my hands flat on the head of the elephant. And sure enough, that's what I went up together with Pakajo. Man man, what a height. There was first a piece driven forward, straight through a water, then he had to to back running and running and I had in the meantime with my legs and feet, under the floppy ears, so moving that he left or right. What a great feeling I had, scary and fun at the same time. When we all walked back again and I climbed off of his back, something easier. They asked me how I had found, I was afraid, I found it fun. I said fun and scared at the same time. Again I went with the elephants to the gang, gave them the learned commands, gave them food and then came the Mahout of Mo Bae to me to tell her that I the Mahout would be for one day, he found us together. I climbed on her, did what I had to do and got also still bag with sugar cane and bananas, which sat between my hands on her head. Well, you guessed it. While walking disappeared that trunk every time backwards, to me, to ask something delicious hahaha. Akhon picked up that bag of mine over and was then able to start his over two hundred pictures of me. Really a great keepsake. We walked with the Mahout and Akhon that the pictures made by the forests and by the water. The Mahout gave the command to bags in the water and I got off even in the water. Mr. Sun had also tells me that if an elephant with the ears and flappert with his tail WAGs, the elephant is very pleased and happy. I got a bucket with a brush and threw water over her. I brushed the body, legs, ears and chest, they loved to see so to all that geflapper. That throwing with water found them delicious. When it was her turn to me with her trunk to spray hahahah I was already wet wet. After this we walked back via a different route. Once there, I have a total of four elephants eat may giving bananas, watermelon and sugar cane. Then came fresh cut open with a delicious coconut Akhon running up to me and there came another Mahout with two beautiful all framed pictures of me, which I both have purchased for 300 baht. What a surprise, incredible. Then I dressed me again and I had dry clothes. We stayed a little watermelon eating and drinking coconut water, I said goodbye to and I made pictures of the Mahout and then reason Akhon and I again an hour and a half back to Awanahouse in Chiang Mai. This was a day to never forget, my dream has come true. At all when I got up the next day over 200 hundred pictures on the mail within got from Akhon. Someone my guesthouse had to m called to ask if I could get the photos on the mail instead of on Facebook. As a present to my elephant for one day, I have her "with love" a donation given in the form of pounds cane and pounds watermelon. My PostScript: you could see and feel that the elephants and their mahout much love each other. Hieróp you have to watch out for if you visit an elephant camp. I heard about abused elephants, elephants that carry tourists in such a gegespte the elephant basket which is painful and no physical obstacle where the elephants are not happy with it, elephants that tricks to do or should have to play soccer or drawings with brush paints. If you are like me who dream to also want to sit on an elephant, do it "bareback riding".
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  • My wife and I had a wonderful time! When we first got on the elephants we were shocked by how tall they are and how high we were but we got used to it. We had two mamas, and two babies were tagging along. We walked down a road through a village to the river, with the two mahouts managing things. The elephants were keen to eat the vegetation on both sides of the road - they have to eat about 300 pounds of leafy matter a day. The best part was when we got to the river. The four elephants, and the two of us, got to play around in the river together. We could rub sand on their skin, which they seemed to enjoy, splash them, and pet them. Eventually the mahouts asked if we wanted to stay longer. We were ready to quit so we got back on the elephants and ambled back up to their stable. During our little trip there were no chains, ropes, benches, chairs, steel hooks or steel frames involved. Just us and the elephants. The mahouts had wooden sticks about 2 feet long with a wooden hook at one end. Mostly they controlled the elephants with their voices. Both of us had lots of experience with horses. I can imagine that if we'd had no experience with large animals we would not have played so closely with them in the river, but we would have been fine riding them. We wished we had learned the elephant commands before arriving. All in all, this was an extraordinary experience which we feel very fortunate to have experienced. Thanks to the elephants and their friends, the mahouts.
  • Loved it. Small camp where elephants are not harrassed all day by hundred of tourists. No show just fun rides to the river swimming with them.
  • Amazing, the best experience with animals

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