My partner and I visited this camp 2 weeks ago.. The staff were friendly enough, although elephants were chained up in the sun.. looked miserable. We then went on an elephant ride.. the whole time we felt like we were going to fall off.. (we have both done elephant riding before and this was not a normal feeling).. we both said that there was nothing romantic or peaceful about it. The elephants are forced to continuously go up steep hills.. it was a very hot day that we were there and elephant was refusing to up the hill so the lady started hitting it on the skull with the metal prod. We demanded that she took us back to the start so that we could get off.
Terrible experience.. Would never do elephant riding again in Thailand.. ears were also very ripped (traditional way of controlling them by inflicting pain)
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