1. How elephant in Thailand became a national symbol?
Thai culture celebrates the elephant as a symbol of fortune because elephants have played many important roles throughout Thailand’s history. Their major contributions to endeavors ranging from royal parades to war, and logging, led to their revered status as Thailand’s national animal.
2. What are the ethical elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai?
Elephant Nature Park
Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Patara Elephant Camp
Happy Elephant Home
Chiang Mai Elephant Land
Elephant Rescue Park
Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary
Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary and Trekking
Hug Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home
Into The Wild Elephant Camp
Maeklong Elephant Conservation Community
Mahouts Elephant Foundation
3. How much is Elephant Sanctuary Chiang Mai?
The rate for a half-day elephant experience in Chiang Mai starts at around 1200-2000 baht per person, or roughly US$40-70. A full-day elephant experience appeared to be between 2000-3000 baht per person, or roughly US$70-100.
4. How is an ethical elephant sanctuary like?
1) It will never offer the service of riding an elephant
2) It will not offer elephant entertainment
3) It will limit direct contact with elephants
4) It will likely have a volunteer program