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These magnificent creatures are not “taught.” They are beaten into submission, starved, poked and prodded with sharp objects to perform these amazing things. Don’t be fooled. If elephants don’t show up doing these things in the wild, don’t expect them to have a desire to...More
One of the most disgusting experiences. I’ve spent my time in Thailand learning about elephants at places that care like hospitals and so on. Came here with a group of volunteers and teens and realized immediately that this was wrong. The animals couldn’t even turn...More
The visit to Maesa was the highlight of our 8 day tour of Northern Thailand. The elephants were amazing and very well looked after. You may not agree with elephant ride but our elephant was 56 years old and had been doing it nearly all...More
I'm on a tour with a tour company and I didn't even know I was coming here so I'd no research done, watching the elephants have to perform in chains while their handlers pull their ears with one hand and in the other is a...More
Such a nice camp ever. Just pay 250 to get in. Elephants so cute and smart. Recommended for anyone who love elephants. Walk a little bit deep inside they have new born elephants camp. On top of that it is not far from city only...More
The way in which they teach the elephants to paint is abuse, since they are young they get abused to follow commands. Even during the show if you search videos you'll never see the handler on camera clearly while the elephant is painting, he's standing...More
Save yourself the money and go to Elephant Nature Park. These elephants are living as they would in the wild. Not chained all day long!!!
I would also say get a private driver.
Have a nice trip.
I did not see either ox carts or bamboo rafts. My group was visiting the Maesa Elephant Camp to enjoy the beautiful elephants and their many talents. If you are interested in the bamboo rafting and ox cart rides you might... More
I did not see either ox carts or bamboo rafts. My group was visiting the Maesa Elephant Camp to enjoy the beautiful elephants and their many talents. If you are interested in the bamboo rafting and ox cart rides you might want to check out somewhere like maetaeng elephant park. The Maetaeng Elephant Park in the same region Maesa Elephant Camp. There is a website you can get more info about packages and pricing.
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We booked through our tour operator in the UK. Big mistake!! We specifically asked for a sanctuary...instead we got this hell hole. Please do not go here. By going You are supporting the cruel treatment of these beautiful... More
We booked through our tour operator in the UK. Big mistake!! We specifically asked for a sanctuary...instead we got this hell hole. Please do not go here. By going You are supporting the cruel treatment of these beautiful animals. Is it natural for elephants to paint or play football?? They are chained up, unable to walk freely unless carrying a load of people on their backs. They are forced to do these things with the threat of a stick With a sharp metal prong on the end, this isn't natural. Please do Your research before going to Thailand and go to a sanctuary that rescues abused animals from places such as this. Thank you