Elephants have always played an important role in Thai culture. As a Buddhist country, elephants are portrayed as sacred animals. There are many attributes associated with these big creatures. Mainly symbolising power, wisdom, strength and general good luck.
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In Thailand there are many elephant camps which offer an opportunity to get close to these beautiful animals. This is why many people put it on top of their list of things to do in Thailand. You should always do research before going to the elephant camp, and most importantly…
You should never ride an elephant !!!
The camps that offer elephant rides are unethical. In order to tame an elephant to let people ride on top of it, they are tortured in many horrible ways. From caging and starving to beating and piercing with sharp hooks. My friends and I, also wanted to meet those beautiful creatures. However, we are strongly against animal cruelty. Therefore, we decided to find a camp that is ethical and animal friendly. During our stay in Chiang Mai at Hug Glur House and Hostel, we were told about the Chang Sanctuary. After finding out all about it, we decided to give it a go.
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