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Maetang Elephant Park

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35/1 Moonmuang road T. Prasing A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 206 047
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Average you can do better

I felt tricked my the tour company that sold us this under the pretense of being more suitable for... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2015
Catalina R
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Overcrowded and some issues but fun

We took a small group tour today of the park and overall had an enjoyable day. We did get a good... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2015
peacefulexplorer
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Washington, DC Area
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  • Excellent38%
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  • Average14%
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35/1 Moonmuang road T. Prasing A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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+66 53 206 047
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Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I felt tricked my the tour company that sold us this under the pretense of being more suitable for our 4 year old I said many times my priority was to support elephants and not enjoy if there's any mistreatment. While I can't say I...More

Thank Catalina R
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We took a small group tour today of the park and overall had an enjoyable day. We did get a good chance to see elephants, have a ride (too short), do a great trip on the river in bamboo raft and an ox cart ride...More

Thank peacefulexplorer
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Wonderful wonderful experience! A must see! Lovely happy elephants, good show (our children loved it), great interaction with elephants (we fed them loads of bananas), elephant ride, bamboo river boar, ox cart ride, great food!

Thank LadyMullen
Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went with a group. Some reviewers had accused this park of being exploitative and abusive of the elephants. We are no experts but the elephants seemed healthy, content, and well cared for. Highlights were up-close and personal interaction with the elephants, elephant bath time, and...More

1  Thank Brent G
Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was taken to Maetang Elephant Park because I hired a driver for the day and told him that I really wanted to take a bamboo raft ride on the river. When I went to purchase my ticket I was told that taking the bamboo...More

1  Thank appetite4trvl
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Everything we needed was included into our short half day, bathing, feeding and riding the elephants who are well cared for! transfers and lunch were also included for 1500baht! the best was the guide Joy who looked after us for the day and was fantastic...More

Thank catherine_corrigan
Reviewed July 18, 2015

I also signed up because we wanted to see the long-neck village, and this was part of the tour. I didn't enjoy the elephant show much, but they seemed well-cared for and there was an obvious bond with their handlers. They have much more freedom...More

1  Thank Marie O
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Sorry, I found it distasteful. I sat and watched the elephant 'show' for 2 minutes before walking out. You cant just arrive and feed the animals, which is what I wanted to do so bought a ticket. Well at least the money spent (1600 BHT...More

1  Thank Sophie B
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited as part of a group event and this was a great place....elephants in their natural habitat..well kept...and the elephant show was great too..

1  Thank greattravellerindia
Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

I came here because my friend insisted on visiting the long neck village but the ticket for long neck village had to be with elephant riding (uphill) and ox riding (downhill). The elephants are well-trained and the keepers would beat them to greet the tourists...More

Thank Wing Yan C
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Jennivr
October 9, 2017|
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Response from TheCallanClan | Reviewed this property |
Ask them not me, I wont ride an elephant and didnt only fed them
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Moredopethanalilbit
November 16, 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
YES, I think so but you still have to pay the regular entrance fee, and transport to the park, they MAY pick you up at some hotels . Ask your hotel. But I think it's best to make a half day of it at least.
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misswalnut
January 7, 2015|
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Thanks for that. Just to clarify, so you had your own transport to the Elephant park and bought an park entrance ticket at the park gate on the day with no prior booking? what did the park entrance ticket include? and how... More
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