We had a totally amazing day! We learned so much about the culture and the history and I can't believe we were able to do so much in one day. Our guide, Arm, was awesome. He was so knowledgeable and hilarious too, with jokes and puns all day.
In the morning we stopped at the market to get food for offering to the monks. It was a cool experience to see the early morning bustle of the local market. Then we got to see all the young monks gathering for alms up on the mountain and then visited many beautiful temples, learning so much along the way.
At the sanctuary, the elephants were happy and roaming freely. You could see the relationship between the mahouts and the elephants is really special and they are treated very well. It was an amazing experience to get to be so close to them, feed them, and learn about them. The food and fruit we were provided were delicious and I was just in awe all day long! Highly recommend!More