Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chiang Mai's Elephant Sanctuary

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Continuation of my post on Chiang Mai, We had a trip to the elephant sanctuary which is located about an hours drive from Chiang Mai. The rates were ridonculous as it was priced at 1500 Baht per person, equivalent to RM150 per person inclusive of lunch. But well, since we're already there, why not just have some fun then?

The Sanctuary has more than 50 elephants including baby elephants. Most were saved from the logging industry and well, the elephants are able to perform, paint, and even play football! Other than that, There are also other animals at the sanctuary including water buffalo and oxen. We had to skip the river rafting as the waters were rising and it was dangerous to be river rafting at that time.

Lets see the pictures of this amazing animals!

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Feeding the magnificent creatures sugarcane and bananas

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The Mahouts (elephant trainers) bringing the elephants in

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The elephants painting

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Their Artwork

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You better not stand in his way! LOL

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Demonstration on how the water buffalo's are used to plow the fields

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Riding baby!




and well, after a long await, we were able to ride the elephants! the mahout took us on a ride to a small town through a jungle. the views you see at 3-4 meters high is totally different =D

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Sonya and I

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The view

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A small stream

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the village




After visiting the village, we took another ride home which is on an oxen cart, and i realize, the mahouts will actually poke the oxen's anus to make it go forward LOL

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Oxen cart

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Riding!

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Another stream on the way back


Well thats all for this post! stay tuned! =)

6 comments:

Mr Lonely said...

nice pictures~ =D

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Seraph said...

thx man =)

pimalai resort and spa said...

Great pictures! You are very lucky for experiencing riding on top of elephants in Chiang Mai.

Samuel Chew said...

thx so much for your comment =) yeah it was a good experience!

Cheap Vacations said...

That's so cute! I love elephants! I'll definitely pay a visit there sometime soon!

Samuel Chew said...

hehe thats great! go ahead =) it'll be awesome