Chiang Dao Elephant Training Centre in Thailand

Chiang Dao Elephant Training Centre
Typecamp
Founded1969
First elephant1969
Address108/1 Moo 9, T. Inthakil
PlaceA. Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai
CountryThailand
Websitehttp://www.chiangdaoelephantcamp.com/

The Elephant Training Center is located at Ta Yaak Village, Chiang Dao District, about 56kms (35 miles) north of Chiang Mai City, on the road to Fang and Tha Ton. It is on the banks of the Mae Ping River (where the elphants bathe before and after their lessons) , and is surrounded by rocky hills. It has a quite beautiful, near idyllic location.

Founded 1969 as one of the first elephant camps in Chiang Mai, by Manas Yaviraj, who started by renting three elephants from neighboring Karen hill tribes.

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