One of the most popular activities in Thailand is to see elephant sanctuaries and get a ride on the elephant. You may not get a similar experience anywhere else. Following are some popular Elephant sanctuaries that most tourists visit.
1. Elephant Nature Park
This sanctuary is located 60 kilometres outside of Chiang Mai city. Basically, this is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for elephants. Here you can feed, bathe and learn all about elephants. In this park, night tours are also available for which they provide with hut accommodation. You can easily reserve booking from their website or Thai guide app.
2. Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary
This sanctuary is located near Baan Tuel village and is almost 6 hours away from Bangkok by road. Similar to Elephant Nature Park, it is also a place where rescued and rehabilitated animals are kept, especially elephants. Many tourists come here to spend some time with nature and enjoy the unique experience of feeding, bathing and riding elephants in their natural habitat. You can also select a night tour.
3. Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
This foundation is located near the towns of Cha-Am and Hua Him. This sanctuary helps all kinds of animals especially elephants. It offers day tours and tourists can also volunteer for a week. The thing that makes this centre different is that it also gives educational tours which makes it one of the major tourist attractions in Thailand.
Visiting elephant sanctuaries is a unique experience that you should not miss. Make sure that you do not violate any rule or regulation when visiting these sanctuaries.