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The Elephant Training Center Chiang Dao

108/1 Moo 9 | Intakhin, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
(053) 298-553
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Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Mae Taeng
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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winnipeg, Manitoba
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Not too expensive to ride. I believe it was approx. 85 dollars Canadian for the whole day adventure, because I was part of a group. I would recommend it because it did not seem as though the elephants were being abused or mistreated. They were well kept and clean. The whole experience was educational. It was so neat to visit... More

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Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

This was one experience I will never forget. I was completely shocked at how intelligent these animals could be. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the show in particular the part where they painted. The paintings were sold afterwards at around 3000-6000 baht, but if you go around the stadium to the souvenir shop you can find paintings for 1000-2000... More

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Cheltenham
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

This was the 2nd time I had visited the Chiang Dao Elephant Training Centre, previously 2002, and enjoyed most of the day as before.  The elephant painting was new and even though it's not really an 'elephant thing', it was still amusing.  The raft ride was still as tranquil, but what wasn't there before was the poor elephants who were... More

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Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

This is a great day out. Good honest fun and really who can resist handing bananas to an elephant. The people are so lovely and the elephants everything you hope they'll be.

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Central Coast NSW
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2009

Loved it..... we took our girls 9 and 12 to experience this great camp. We arrived and walked over the suspension bridge and sat and watched about 10 elephants and their mahouts come down to the river and have a bath and scurb which was nice with no load speaker only your guide (if you had one) to explain the... More

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Waco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

This made for one of the best days in Chiang Mai! We were able to do it all at this camp... we saw an elephant show where they painted pictures among other tricks, we watched them bath in the river and they splashed us with their trunks, we got to go on a long ride through the jungle and then... More

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So Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2009

We had a wonderful adventure here starting with walking over the river on a suspension bridge to the elephant training center where we were able to buy bunches of bananas and sugar cane to feed the elephants. We were then treated to the spectacle of elephant bathing in the river whith about 10 elephants and their Mahouts (handlers) scrubbing and... More

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