On 25 June we visited Mae Taeng Elephant Park and had a fantastic experience.
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The Maetaeng Elephant Park began as a result of the 1989 ban on Logging in Thailand. "We witnessed increasing numbers of elephants being forced to roam the city streets and take up work in the Illegal logging trade. With no previous history of working with elephants, we decided to create a safe and friendly environment for the elephants and support the park through our visitors, who can experience the elephants close-up, becoming better informed about the present situation and long term future of Asian elephants. Since 1996, we have dedicated ourselves to protecting the elephants and sustaining the culture of the mahouts and their families.”
The Maetaeng Elephant Park offers the greatest, up-close elephant experience in Northern Thailand: The Mahout Elephant Experience, Bamboo Rafting, Ox Cart rides, an introduction to Rural life in Thailand, and more.
"Our Elephant Clinic offers Free treatment available to all elephants in our area. Our full time vets and medicines are financed by the proceeds from the Park and the sale of products."
Yes! We are doing Missionary work. We have been gone from Bangkok about a week teaching and training in Family History. We have met some very dedicated members and attended some GREAT meetings. We attended District Conference in Ubon and then on to Chiang Mai to do some more Family History training. A VERY GOOD TRIP.
- the Chailert Family
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