I enjoyed very much looking at the elephants while they were bathing , but it broke my heart to see that several elephants were chained. Altogether this felt more like a zoo than an orphanage. On top of this it is extremely expensive for foreigners: 2000 rupies! To ne it seemed just another of many tourist traps you find all over Sri Lanka. You are better off if you go to Yala National Park, wheee you can see free elephants.
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