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Maesa Elephant Camp

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Address: 119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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Long-Neck Karen Hill Tribe Tour Including Elephant Ride from Chiang Mai
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I've been elephant trekking before but there was an elephant show and these magnificent beasts looked well cared for and happy (not that I'm an expert!). The artwork they painted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chard, United Kingdom
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Riding a jumbo. That's the dream of many kids and adults. We did that. Two of us on each elephant. Half an hour. You have to pre-book for a ride and for the show, to be assured of a place. The ride took half and hour, up and down a hill. The mahout guided the elephant beautifully. They just give... More 

Thank LoiChin
Chard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been elephant trekking before but there was an elephant show and these magnificent beasts looked well cared for and happy (not that I'm an expert!). The artwork they painted were very good and I wish now I'd bought one. We got to feed a young elephant and I got a kiss in return, would recommend it.

Thank Againstmenandfish
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A comfortable place to walk around. Many shady trees. Able to watch the tame elephants walking into the stream to be bathed by their trainers. Took the 30-minute elephant ride on a 25-year-old elephant. Quite an interesting ride as the elephant went up and down a very steep hill. It was drizzling when we were there but the elephant show... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Maesa Elephant camp last month when we were in Chiang Mai. According to one of the Mahouts (elephant trainer) there are 78 elephants and 78 trainers who live in this camp. There is even a Mahout for the new baby elephant at the camp. We watched the elephants swim, we fed them bananas, they painted and played... More 

Thank ASSunnyCoast
Mission Viejo, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason we visited this park was because we had heard about the Elephant painting and wanted to see it for ourselves. What you see on YouTube is totally real. They set up a canvas, bring over an elephant and have her paint. The trainer dips the brush in the paint and the elephant (without assistance) paints the picture.... More 

Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is the best place to visit because you can touching elephants and good staff around. the elephant very funny and cheap entrance. more cheaper than tiger kingdoms.

Thank rudi a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got tickets to see the show at the entrance which included feeding the elephants bananas/ watching them do tricks/ the elephants painted (instructors guided them). It was so exciting. We were so nervous to see the elephants as we got seats which were pretty close. 3-4 elephants come out at once. They are extremely intelligent and train well as... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This elephant camp offers a show where the elephants do tricks and paint pictures. You can feed the elephants and ride them, also. We didn't ride them because it seemed like too much money for a family of four, but after I saw the show and realized how much all the elephant trainers did, I felt like the cost would... More 

Thank Directeur0
Phnom Penh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite what tourists want to believe, this and 99% of all other animal attractions in Thailand are animal cruelty. I was dragged here but a friend while visiting Thailand and it was clear that beneath the sunny veneer these elephants are abused. Not as bad as the tiger temple and some other attractions, but don't fool yourself. Visit a sanctuary... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of adults with 2 babies and 2 children from more than 8 countries who went together to this Elephant camp. We were very impressed by the elephants painting. Thai people are quite creative as evidenced by their crafts, paintings etc and so are the elephants. (smile) Yes, a couple had some chains hanging down around their... More 

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