We just got back from the Patara Elephant Farm!!
This was an incredible day that gave us a wonderful and up-close experience with elephants. There are many many different “elephant encounter” type places in Thailand; however, many of those places do not give the elephants the care and attention that Patara provides. They focus on the health care, breeding, and conservation of the elephants. Most of the elephants at Patara have been rescued from circuses, log rolling camps, or from the streets of Thailand. This experience is pretty much the reason why we wanted to stop in Chaing Mai.