Chiang Mai has always had a great affinity with the Elephant and many Elephant camps can be seen around Chiang Mai. Elephant camps are among the most popular of Chiang Mai attractions, but Patara Elephant Farm is very different from most.


At Patara Elephant Farm you will not find rows of tour buses or any of the somewhat controversial Elephant shows. Patara Elephant Farm is unique among Chiang Mai’s Elephant camps. At Patara Elephant Farm you will have the privilege of working with an elephant for a whole day. For this reason, Patara Elephant Farm is only open to individuals or small groups by prior appointment.

Patara Elephant Farm offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an elephant for a day. Instruction is given in English on how to care for elephants, and how to ride bareback on an elephant’s neck just like a real Mahout. You will be responsible for bathing and feeding your elephant, gaining the love and trust of your animal. You will also learn about elephant breeding and health care and how to give simple commands.

Patara Elephant Farm

Patara Elephant Farm

Apart from Patara Elephant Farm’s own breeding programme, many of the elephants at the farm have been rescued from unsuitable working conditions. The number of elephants in Thailand has been dwindling over the years, partly due to urban spread and stricter logging laws while the cost of keeping and feeding elephants is enormous. Without the help of Elephant camps like Patara, the plight of many of Thailand’s elephants would continue to worsen. A visit to Patara Elephant Farm will not just be an unforgettable experience but will also help to ensure that the elephant conservation work can continue.

Patara Elephant Farm

Patara Elephant Farm

For reservations and further information Contact:

Patara Elephant Farm
299/22 Siwalee Rachapreuk MaeHea, Chiangmai, Thailand
Fax. +66 (0)53-286321
E-mail: pataraelephantfarm@hotmail.com
Tel: +66-819922551, +66-816710958
Website: http://www.pataraelephantfarm.com/

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Patara Elephant Farm

Patara Elephant Farm

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2 Responses to “Patara Elephant Farm – Chiang Mai Attractions”

  1. Thank you for a most enjoyable read! Your photographs added much beauty and I found myself wishing I could be there at teh elephant farm learing and working with these magnificient creatures. I am currently living in Bangkok but plan on heading up to Chiang Mai to visit good friends in August. I will definitely check into the possibility of visiting this camp.

  2. I wish I can visit this. I am so amazed by the nice elephants 🙂

    Great site, I will check rest of the posts!

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