Elephant Nature Park
I know it’s tempting to want to get up on those friendly looking elephant’s backs, bumping along the roads of Thailand, feeling like you are transferred to another time, connected with nature and the wild. And I don’t judge, I’ve ridden an elephant myself.
But think twice before you support a tourism industry that is torturing these elephants and literally ‘crushing’ (that is the term used to tame the elephants) natural instincts and will power.
Elephant Nature Park is a sanctuary park north of Chiang Mai where 32 elephants that have been beaten, abused or abandoned, are taken care of and given a better life.
If you are around, please pay a visit!