Maesa Elephant Camp

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ELEPHANT ABUSE
Jul 2020
we went here over the summer because I've always loved animals and wanted to see one. Our original plans for a safari got cancelled so we came here instead. We went to watch the elephants paint and to see the parade, and I could clearly see scars on the ear of a four year old elephant showing it had been beaten into painting. During the parade we saw people riding the elephants with bull hooks in their hands. DO NOT GO HERE. It enforces elephant abuse, choose somewhere humane instead.
Written February 3, 2021
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Richard J
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Absolute disgust
Sep 2019
Don't go. These people abuse the elephants. The elephants are beaten and their spirits are broke. There is nothing cute about this.
Written August 1, 2020
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chris G
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Animal Cruelty
Dec 2019
Horrible treatment of Elephants. They beat elephants into submission to make them do what they want.
Written June 22, 2020
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fconwayhughes
Seaview, UK126 contributions
A great way to spend a morning in Chiang Mai!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Happy elephants, some rescued, some born in the Camp. They love bathing in the river, and seem to be glad to see the people.
Written March 10, 2020
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YapFC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia137 contributions
Highly entertaining...
Feb 2020
The visit to this elephant park was definitely one of the highlight of my trip to Chiang Mai. The park is very clean and well maintained. The elephant show was very entertaining and shows the playful side of these strong yet gentle creatures. They have been trained to paint and play games. No doubt it is not natural but I would prefer they be doing these in a safe environment rather than being led around the streets of Bangkok or working in the jungle pulling logs. Generally, they seem to be well fed and happy. Feeding the elephants shows me how strong they really are.... I am sure kids would enjoy this experience. Photo opportunities are aplenty at the end of the show. This is a must visit spot in Chiang Mai!
Written February 15, 2020
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Forest
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Educational and entertaining
Jan 2020
Watch the elephants get a bath in the river, feed, ride and get kissed by an elephant and visit the nursery.
Written February 12, 2020
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chutotoro
337 contributions
Enjoyable show but treatment of the elephants were questionable
Feb 2020 • Couples
Came here as part of a package tour. The elephant show was enjoyable. Wouldn't go into the details since many reviews below already commented on that. Despite that many times during the show, I had this nagging thought that elephants shouldnt be doing these human activities eg drawing, playing ball etc. I also wondered whether the trainers pulling elephants' ears to get them submit was ethical. They mentioned the facility has an elephant hospital though and tourists were encouraged to purchase the paintings to contribute to the hospital work. Do it at your own discretion.
Written February 3, 2020
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Philip Enrique L
Quezon City, Philippines180 contributions
Elephant show
Dec 2019
We visited the camp to watch the elephant show. The highlight of the show is when the elephants create a painting using their trunks. I heard the training involving this can be harsh on the elephants. If not for anything, the show allows you to see how brilliant these creatures are.
Written January 19, 2020
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Kings L
Bangkok1,063 contributions
Walk with Elephants
Dec 2019
There are actually plenty to do in there. They have safari rides in which you can go on a full day trip out with the gentle giants into the mountains. Along the course of the day, you also get to learn how to take care of the elephants, give them a shower maybe in the river, and more. But if time is not on your side, like us, within a good 2 hours in the camp, we watched an elephant show, took brisk easy walks all over and got really close to elephants. The place is clean and well organized. It does not smell and the cool December weather made it even more pleasant. It’s worth a visit and is definitely a place for kids and families.
Written January 17, 2020
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irazhar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia175 contributions
Affordable experience with the elephants
Dec 2019
The place cool and breezy. Nice river flowing. There is no elephant bathing to see. The operator say it is too cold.
The elephants and baby elephants look very healthy and well taken care off.
Written January 5, 2020
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