Maesa Elephant Camp, Mae Rim

3.8
#2 of 15 in Parks in Mae Rim
Pay a visit to the wonderfully stoic inhabitants of Maesa Elephant Camp, one of the largest in northern Thailand. The majestic, entertaining creatures roam freely around the camp, and you are actively encouraged to pet and pose for a photo with them. Wander the grounds yourself and watch one of the many shows that happen on a daily basis. Go for a ride on one of the elephants, or take a full "mahout" (elephant keeper) course to learn more about caring for the creatures as well as their special place within Thai society and heritage. Plan your visit to Maesa Elephant Camp and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mae Rim trip planner .
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  • I enjoyed it as did the girlfriend. Yes you see one leg of the elephant tied by a chain but its for the visiting tourists safety, if they were loose and one took a dislike to you it could end up very ...  more »
  • I Was on my morning bike ride and was outside the Mae Sa Elephant Camp. I saw the elephant trainer beating an elephant on the head with his bullhook on the side of the road just outside the elephant c...  more »
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  • I've been visiting here with visiting friends and family for 20 years. This visit was the best. We did the 1/2 day Mahout option. It includes a costume change and a hands on guide the entire time. There were 3 babies. Exciting to touch and feed these amazing animals. Ploy, our designated elephant is the quintessential gentle giant. We bathed and brushed her in the stream. Really wonderful.
  • Do not visit this place! Elephants are tortured to learn those tricks. The elephants are beaten and tortured until they follow commands. The shows might look cute and entertaining but the process of taming those elephants is cruelty beyond belief! If you love them, Google some knowledge and go somewhere else. It is easy to have a cruelty-free experience somewhere else.
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