Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai: A Rehab Centre Nurturing Over 5,000 Elephants

Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

Elephants are important animals in Thailand and represent our nation universally. However, many elephants are abused by being used for entertainment, street begging, riding for fun etc. Not many people have come to realise these things affect their well-being.

Thanks to this Elephant Nature Park, they are a rescue and rehabilitation centre that has rescued over 5,000 abused/ill elephants and provided them medical care and safe habitats.

The park allows you to interact with elephants and gain insights into their well-being and habits. You can feed the elephants, take photos with them, and chill at a cafe amidst lush greenery.

What you need to know before visiting the Elephant Nature Park

Image credit: Elephant Nature Park via Facebook

Elephant Nature Park is not an elephant zoo to entertain people but a sanctuary where elephants can live a more natural and fulfilling life after being rescued from harmful situations. The elephants here are free to roam in natural enclosures and are provided good care and nutrition.

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The park’s admission fee is ฿2,500 (~USD68.18). This fee includes a pick-up and a drop-off at your hotel in Chiang Mai, a Thai lunch set, and a tour + staff. You can enjoy interacting and learning more about elephants at this park. You can donate some money to the park to nurture these elephants.

Please note that the park is not for entertainment, so there’s no elephant riding.

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On top of looking after elephants, they also take in cats and dogs and offer a cafe filled with them, so you can come over and have a blast playing with these cute creatures.

Don’t forget to bring a camera, a hat, and a pair of sunglasses. It can be sunny and hot during the day.

How can I get to Elephant Nature Park?

When you find yourself in Chiang Mai, you can take a trip to this park to spend time with these lovely animals. It will give you a good experience with elephants in a beautiful environment.

As mentioned earlier, if you buy their package, they will provide a van pick-up and a drop-off at your accommodation in the city. It can be convenient as the park is located far from the city. That said, you can drive there on your own. Please book a visit in advance.

You can find out more information on Elephant Nature Park’s website.

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Address: 289 Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai 50150
Opening hours:
8am-5pm, Daily
ntrance fee: ฿2,500 (~USD68.18)
Contact: +66 5 327 2855  | Elephant Nature Park’s Facebook | Google Maps

Cover image adapted from: @callie.milbrandt via Instagram

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