Thailand / Chiang Mai / South-East Asia
Caring for elephants is no trivial issue in Thailand. Some camps treat their elephants better than others, and one of my favourites is in the north of Thailand at Chiang Dao. About an hour past Chiang Mai, this little camp gets far fewer visitors every day but enough to keep the elephants well fed and happy. There are good and bad aspects to elephant camps of any kind, but they're better than letting these majestic creatures starve on the streets.
Chang is the Thai word for Elephant. Not to be confused with Chiang :)
Find out more about the Chiang Dao Elephant Training Centre here:
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