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Elephant Retirement Park

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Elephant Retirement Park
The Elephant Retirement Park is located an hours drive outside of Chiang Mai city. The main focus of the park is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for elephants to live. Established at the beginning of 2013, visitors can enjoy a unique experience in caring for good nature and happy elephants where the quality of life is of the utmost importance. NO ABUSE, NO CHAIN, AND NO RIDING. You can get to know the elephants by feeding them, observe them, and learn about herbal care. The park providing all transport, bottled water, experienced guide, and great Thai Vegeterian food and the best elephant experience of a life time. You can look available date on the website for visit cute elephant.
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Andrea F wrote a review Jul 2020
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Very nice experience, I came here with my girlfriend, the elephants are good treated and healthy, unforgettable experience, I recommend to everyone to come here to have a fantastic experience and spend time with such amazing animals!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Conor S wrote a review Feb 2020
Frankfurt, Germany4 contributions
We booked the 1/2 day experience with lunch. Pickup and transport seamless. Was very fun and heart warming to get to see and interact with these amazing animals. I would say that the operators care for the elephants and they do not appear to be mistreated. According to the operator, proceeds go to support ecotourism. A few notes for those looking for an ethical experience: the care takers did have to coax the elephants with food and sweet treats to get them to do things they may have otherwise been unwilling to do (e.g., get in the water). While it was similar to how a child or pet might be enticed, it is not a "natural" experience akin to a true nature park. That being said, I would still recommend to others. I understood they are expanding the area for the elephants, which is needed because the current space is not enough for 7 elephants. My hope is that this happens soon.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from erpchiangmai, Manager at Elephant Retirement Park
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Thank you for your review, for the elephant no food no friend ^ ^ if u don't want to touch them i think must to go to Africa, and here is Asia elephant is different how to contact with them - the answer is food so the trainner they know how to control elephant by food not hook!
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kendallem12 wrote a review Feb 2020
Baltimore, Maryland32 contributions40 helpful votes
I brought a friend here because she was dying to see some elephants. They say that it's a "sanctuary"-type establishment, and that they'd rescued their elephants, some of them from circuses and other types of situations. The experience was fun- baths and mud baths and feedings. The space didn't seem huge for that many elephants, but I'm no expert. I have been to other sanctuaries that seem somewhat more accommodating to the elephants, but I've also seen much, much worse.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from erpchiangmai, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Elephant Retirement Park
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Thank you for your feedback, now we have a project to add the space for the elephants. We will fix it as soon as possible.
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LindaBMarshall wrote a review Jan 2020
Lake Oswego, Oregon44 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful day with Korn as our guide. He picked us up at our hotel and delivered us back. He also is a wealth of knowledge about Thailand. The lunch is good and they treat the elephants very kind. we loved giving the elephants a massage, mud bath and going in the water with them. I highly recommend this spot!! These elephants have been rescued and they are very well loved. It was fun learning about how they were used before they arrived. The facility is very clean and the showers are very clean also. Will definitely return!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from erpchiangmai, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at Elephant Retirement Park
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are welcome you to be our guest again. Hope to see you soon!
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Marion wrote a review Jan 2020
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What an experience! Just got back from an entire day with these majestic creatures and it has been the best. We enjoyed feeding them ( they spend 18! hours a day eating), giving them a muddbath and preparing vitamineballs and cutting sugarcane. You feel the love their caretakers have for them. It's a pity we weren't there a couple of months later because one of the elephants is pregnant and almost due.. I recommand this trip to everyone, book at least one full day so you don't miss out on the good stuff!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from erpchiangmai, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at Elephant Retirement Park
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you for visiting our park. We are welcome you to be our guest again. Hope to see you soon!
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