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Elephant Nature Park

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Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Probably the best park for the elephants

Out of all the elephant parks in Chiang Mai, this one is probably the best for the elephants in... read more

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Jay J
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Yes!!!!!!

This place is doing so much good for the elephants. I will only visit places where animals are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
YoginiRachel
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San Francisco, California
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Elephant Nature Park, a unique conservation project set in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand has been in operation since in the 1990's with a goal to provide a sanctuary and elephant rescue center. We have been involved in dozens of rescues and sustain a natural home for this endangered species. Mission: To protect and conserve elephants in a natural environment and to provide a healthy and fruitful life for all those creatures under our care
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“dogs and cats” (261 reviews)
“water buffalo” (261 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Out of all the elephant parks in Chiang Mai, this one is probably the best for the elephants in terms of their standard of living. They rescue old elephants that have often been abused, and it's obvious in many of the resident elephants which you'll...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is doing so much good for the elephants. I will only visit places where animals are treated well (I won't ever go to zoos or aquariums). This place is really trying to educate the keepers and do right to protect the elephants. Of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is gorgeous and the staff is doing an amazing job protecting elephants from abuse. Did not know much about it so I'm happy I came. It was fun walking around the area and see the elephants at their natural place. Also the lunch...More

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My spouse and I had such an unbelievable time at ENP, and experience I’ll never ever forget. Ten was our amazing guide, he was very knowledgeable about the animals and provided a great day for our group.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Elephant Nature Park on our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it! It is truly a life changing experience. The two-day overnight trip is worth every penny! The vegetarian food was delicious as well. Don’t hesitate!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really wanted to go with organisation which care about the elephants and doesn't support elephant riding etc. Everything was totally ok and it was a great experience to feed elephants and take a bath with them :). It is still kind of tourist attraction...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Oh my goodness! What an amazing day! We did the Elephant Highlands trek which meant we got to spend a big chunk of the day walking freely with the elephants through the beautiful hills of Chiang Mai! We have never been so close to elephants...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So grateful to ENP for their caring, thoughtful approach to insuring the elephants, water buffalo, cats and dogs they rescue are taken good care of. Spent the day learning more about elephants then you can imagine from a well-versed guide (thanks Ten) who is obviously...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I cannot say how much my family and I enjoyed this experience. My eight year old daughter, who never gets excited about the thought of playing with animals, was over the moon happy on this adventure. The muddy ride up to the sanctuary was an...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The whole day from start to finish was fantastically organised, we were picked up from our hostel in Chiang Mai in a minibus by our tour guide for the day. Our guide Ten was so knowledgeable about the elephants, recalling each elephants’ story of how...More

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Jocelyn C
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Gideon_Lin | Reviewed this property |
I googled 'elephant nature park volunteer'. Then after that, clcik the link and find the contact tab. It will lead you to whether you want a day trip, overnight trip or a weekly volunteer trip. I recommend weekly... More
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Borton N
June 11, 2018|
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Response from sabin215 | Reviewed this property |
No and no I'm afraid, their food is just chopped up fruit. You watch them bathe but not actually in water with them. If you stay over night, i did see volunteers giving them medicine and closer care.
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Borton N
June 11, 2018|
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Response from sabin215 | Reviewed this property |
They stopped the bathing about 2 months ago, just before I went, however, when i got there, i understood why. I wouldn't want 50 people throwing buckets of water at me. It was a really good day, absolutely no chains at... More
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