Elephant Sanctuary - Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

When you travel Thailand one of the things on everyone's bucket list is to see the gentle giant that is the Asian Elephant. We all know (or should know) that the parks which offer to the ride the elephants are very unethical and they are kept in bad conditions, being chained in a spot for hours, tortured into performing and taking a heavy weights on their backs for hours and hours on end with no rest.

If you want to experience these beautiful creatures up close then choose an elephant sanctuary. There are many so be sure to do your research before choosing.
I visited B.M.P Farm Elephant Project located just outside of Chiang Mai. When i visited they had 5 elephants in their care. We dressed in traditional Mahout (name for someone who works with elephants) clothing and bamboo hats, and where given a bag full of bananas. We fed the elephants and walked around the stunning farm with them, made traditional herbal Thai medicine for the elephants and then bathed them in the natural pool.

It was an amazing experience meeting these peaceful animals up close, and being able to look after them for the day. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who is travelling Thailand.

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