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.
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.
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.
For reservations and further information Contact:
Patara Elephant Farm
299/22 Siwalee Rachapreuk MaeHea, Chiangmai, Thailand
Fax. +66 (0)53-286321
Tel: +66-819922551, +66-816710958
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