Bangkok • Chiang Mai • Beyond
Thailand elephant ride
Thailand elephant and tourist industrial
Elephants in Thailand are raised to work and as a sideline to serve tourists for rides in the rain forest to take them around National Parks. Ethnic villagers keep these elephants to conduct their different types of rites.
Elephant riding has become an integral part of tour business in Thailand. Well-trained elephants can be ridden through local villages and surrounding forests. You can book an elephant for half hour walk around the tourist destination, or you can book a three or five day trek through the jungle. You can see how the trainers bath their elephants, and watch elephant skill shows such as kicking a soccer ball, dancing, playing music instruments and even painting.
Elephant ride experience can be taken in the following cities and national parks.
The most well known national park in Thailand is Khao Yai. Khao Yai enjoys the mountainous terrain surrounding the northeast plateau forming the central plain of Thailand. This is park for nature lovers with abundant wildlife, refreshing waterfalls and overall serenity.
Mahout training (3D/2N) LAMPANG
The package offers a multi-day mahout training course. Tourists will live at the center to learn about elephants and elephant training, their relationship with their trainer (the mahout) and general elephant/mahout life.
From THB 4,500.00
Kanchanaburi, which is slightly closer than Khao Yai is approximately 130 kilometers west of Bangkok. The two rivers from maenam Mae Klong resulting in some of Thailand's most impressive waterfalls and wildlife which thrive upon the rivers. The bridge over the river kwai built by World War II prisoners is situated here.
Chiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city is known for its cultural significance and is home to around 1100 temples and arts and crafts centers. It is a home of some of Thailand's largest mountains. Historical links can be traced back to the ancient Silk Road when the city served as a hub for the exchange of handcrafted goods, umbrellas, jewelry and woodcarving.
Pattaya is 170 km south of Bangkok. Pattaya makes is an excellent choice who have limited time to enjoy Thailand beaches. It is a town famous amongst sailors for rest and relaxation.
Hua Hin is a beach town famous especially for weekend getaways. Located in the northern area of Kra Isthmus, Hua Hin is an easy 260 km southwest of Bangkok.
Phuket is famous for the various beaches and islands. Mountains and beaches of the island make Phuket one of Thailand's most desirable vacation destinations. Other exotic islands can be traveled through phuket.
Ko Samui is probably the most famous island for anyone interested in rock climbing. The island is a paradise for rock climbers. This is the third largest island with its beautiful beaches, scenic attractions, and hilltop views.Surin : Home of elephant trainer:
Do you know most of elephant trainer are from Surin Province, Northeast of Thailand? But most of them have moved and lived in tourist town above. Around in the middle of November of each year, elephant and trainer will gathering have the big festival of elephant show in Surin Province.
Link to Thai movie, Tom Yum Goong : the movie of Thai man and Thai elephant recently hit 4th of box office.
Elephant ride is included in the following tour packages.