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Chiang Mai, Thailand: Elephant Nature Park

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Elephant Nature Park

As I’ve said before, I am extremely fortunate to have been able to travel as much as I have for how young I am. I have had a wonderful taste of a life that I am looking forward to building for myself but in the midst of all the sight seeing and culture intake it’s important to find something you can be passionate about and try to find a way to make a difference while being in a new, beautiful place. In the past year or two, stories and truth have surfaced about the realities of Elephant entertainment. As I grew more knowledge on the subject I began to feel more passionate about this issue and I wanted to know how I could make a small difference for this cause. A few months ago my mom and some friends of ours decided to take a weekend trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, by far my favorite part of Thailand yet. There are no beaches but lots of greenery and mountains. As most of you may know, Thailand is notorious for Elephant entertainment due to their large sum of tourists. I think most people were like me in that they are not educated on the issue. My mother planned for us to visit the Elephant Nature Park while we were in Chiang Mai. This was by far one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Each adult elephant found at this park have been rescued or bought from Elephant entertainment cooperations. It was extremely heart-warming to know that the people who work there are so passionate about the health and safety of these intuitive and sensitive animals. Our entire experience was filled with happiness, love, and life! We were able to help the workers feed the elephants fruit and veggies, learn about each elephant’s story, and bathe them in the river. I think it’s important to start educating the people around us that there are humane alternative to interact with any animal, especially the elephants! #savetheelephants