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Address: Mae Sa, Mae Rim, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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Amazing Elephants

I agree with Bonzaburns--I think the elephants were really enjoying themselves. At first I was worried when I heard there would be an elephant "show". I also had read on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Maesa Elephant Camp and Care Centre are amazing. All of the elephants are treated with respect and outstanding care. The mahouts are dedicated to looking after their elephants. This is a beautiful, natural place. You can visit for an hour, half day, full day or volunteer at a mahout for a longer stay. I have visited Maesa twice now and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I agree with Bonzaburns--I think the elephants were really enjoying themselves. At first I was worried when I heard there would be an elephant "show". I also had read on the internet that animal rights activists have complained about the Maesa Elephant Camp. However, after my visit, I feel that the elephants are very well cared for and also they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We hired a driver for the day and headed to the Mae Rim area with our first stop at the Maesa Elephant Camp. We arrived about 9am and headed inside. The setting was lovely and cool with a creek running through the middle with trees providing shade. The elephants were posing for photos firstly and were very funny. you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So the laws in Thailand have changed over recent years and you need licences to have elephants, which ensures that they are respected and treated well. We didn't get to ride the elephants, but did get to watch them play soccer and paint. How incredible! Very talented elephants and trainers. It's not exploitation either. I believe that they really did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you come to Chaing Mai and don't see the elephants then you have missed out big time. The chance to watch them paint pictures! Yup! The chance to watch them playing football, to feed them, wash them and to ride them to the "long neck"tribe is an opportunity not to be missed. You will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's hard to know where to start. This place took me by surprise. The elephants all well cared for and each has its own Mahout. ( Elephant keeper). These animals are very intelligent and the show should not be missed. The elephants painting had me mesmerised. Too much here to put into words. Just don't miss this attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The show was incredible. The trainers did the best they could to make sure EVERYONE possible got a chance to interact with the elephants. I will never forget walking in and the first thing to go through my mind was, "yeah right...an elephant painted that." I saw it, photographed it and still can't believe elephants thoughtfully and carefully painted pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been to this place like 3 times over the course of a month. I take family and friends when they come to visit. Its about 300-500 baht to get here by red truck from your hotel in Chiang Mai. The entrance fee is 200 baht. They have a show every 3-4 hours and its really cool. The elephants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One can't say the elephants 'enjoy' performing, but the visitors certainly enjoyed watching the well-trained pachyderms go through their routines. I have to say the elephants doing their painting was the highlight for me. I expected "modern art" - colours on a page. What I saw was amazing. I would probably have been less astounded had I visited the souvenir... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was interesting to see the elephants up close and to interact with them (when feeding them). The show was entertaining and watching them paint was amazing. Just wish, in hind sight< that I'd bought one of the paintings!

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Address: Mae Sa, Mae Rim, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Mae Rim

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