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Address: Mae Sa, Mae Rim, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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My first time visiting to Elephant Camp & getting so close to an elephant. All their elephants are well trained, they can draw a painting & play football. Their shows are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

My friend and I came out here for a morning. We paid a couple hundred baht to get in, and then went to the main animal enclosure - there were about 15 elephants all chained up, Mahouts by their side, being poked and prodded to smile, make noises, kiss people, etc. Yes, they are impressive to look at, and such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful trek through the park on an elephant. The mahout was extremely kind to the elephant. At no time during our experience here did we witness anything that could be construed as cruel or brutal to the elephants. We saw the painting take place and were lucky enough to be able to purchase what we saw Siam... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Maesa's elephants were very entertaining and gentle! But I hope those elephants are not suffering and are really being taken care of. :) Anyway, it was raining when we visited the camp, though the weather was nice on our way there. Thus, be sure to bring an umbrella or a rain coat when you visit the camp. :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Do not support this place, or others like it. Please do your research before going.This is a big money making tourist trap. So sad. We witnessed a mahout screaming and beating his elephant with a stick with a hook on the end. Once of the elephants ears was shredded. We were told it was from abuse with the hook. The... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My first time visiting to Elephant Camp & getting so close to an elephant. All their elephants are well trained, they can draw a painting & play football. Their shows are entertaining and elephant will make a lot funny actions. Whole area is clean although you might see some poo-poos on elephant walkway/path. Go to the elephant nursery and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I had ridden elephants before, and we had seen them do "tricks". But we were blown away to see these elephants show their artistic sides!!! Who knew elephants could paint? We were so impressed that we bought several of the brand new pieces of artwork before the paint had time to dry! This is a must-do for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

An earlier arrival is best as it can get busy. The elephants seem to be well cared for & behaved. The staff are friendly as well. The best part is ride although watching an elephant paint is quite fascinating. A seriously fun time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The place is large, clean and well run with about 70 elephants. It offers a number of programs, show, mahout training and trekking. We stayed and watched the show. Before the show we where able to interact and feed the elephants fruit that we purchased on site. For the show the elephants when through a number of tricks, "playing" soccer... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

When you go there for the show the first time, you are really impressed. If you are returning, maybe with friends, you realise that all is a bit too touristic. Still, it is extraordinary what the elephants can do, it is also fun and entertainment, but the highlight is those elephants doing real paintings with their trunks. Infrastructure and parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We booked this experience with our Gate 1 tour and it was great. When we got to the camp we feed the elephants bananas and sugar cane. It was so much fun because they were excited to play with the tourists. They wrapped their trunks around you and kissed you with their trunks. After that we rode them through the... More 

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