Wanting to have a twisting-effect of how to see Thailand in a good way? As we all know, the country has an extinct population of elephants. It coexists with Thais but wasn’t allowed in all streets of Thailand as it caused traffic jam. We listed the best place where you can experience riding in elephant when staying in Thailand.
Elephant Haven: Elephant Conservation Center (ECC)
Elephants in Thailand are considered as a symbol of respect to their country. To truly appreciate hopping in an elephant, Elephant Conservation Center is a must-to-go through. Conservation Center is the top list that can guarantee your safety and happiness to enjoy stay with elephant. There are two ways to reach the Lampang where the elephants can be seen; one is thru flight schedule via PbAir and a 10-hour bus ride thru Mo Chit bus terminal in Bangkok. When in Lampang, taxis and songthaews (covered pick-up trucks with back seats) can be the vehicle to hire when reaching Lampang. Always ask the driver of what price it costs and haggle if so. The center becomes the house of captive elephants in Thailand. They look after them, feed, foster and reproduce to increase their population and to remove them in being instinct. Several Elephant shows like playing football, painting in canvass and performing are some of elephant tours in their ecology and even bathing with them are some of the activities that can be done and see in the center. They proudly houses 6 white elephants of their King in the Royal Elephant Stable. The center is known for its pioneering expertise in conservation and science. You may volunteer in their center to look after their tamed beasts. You could enjoy the wonders of Thailand through appreciating its wonderful and tamed beast – elephants.
Appreciating sea breeze over tamed beast
Cool breeze. Ecological involvement. Can expressed phrases mold into one great experience? Yes! It can be done. How and where? Phuket Island can give you the best sea view that you wish to have while riding in a tamed mythological creature of Thailand – elephants. After being stunned to the finest white sand and crystal blue-green seawater of Phuket, it has something to offer that you would love to experience as well. Lampang is the best spot for elephant adventure but Phuket has a heart for elephant that they want to show too. From Bangkok going to Phuket is no hinder at all. Several bus, taxis, airplanes and trains can reach Phuket in no hassle and bustle situation. A direct flight to Phuket can be done too. Packages are off-the-shore where you can choose, ranging from luxurious to budget-wise tour. In Phuket, there is a jungle where tour will began. You should ride in the back of elephant as local says it brings good luck to everyone sits in their back. A long road to the jungle and a chance to get wet during bathe of the elephant inside the jungle are some of the main events in this island. Reaching the hilltop, you’ll be fascinated to the views of the white beach of Phuket and the beautiful seawater it shows. Elephants also do shows of football playing, painting, dancing and a chance to hold them in their face, trunk and take some pictures with them!
Preservation with caution
Before, elephants in Thailand can tag along with people when in the streets. People use them for war, farming, and transportation of goods from one place to another. They are very helpful in yesteryears. But as times goes by, as technology arises, their use was been set aside. Poachers and hunters lavishly abused elephants. Thai already knew their importance to ecology. They have put several sanctuaries in order to have them took care very well. As tourists, we wanted to share same sympathy of entrusting their welfare to good hands. If they aren’t allowed to be fed, do so. We should never force the elephant to do things for our own good. Tourists are imposed to follow local guide instructions. In this manner, we can truly create a great impression of preserving their species while having the best getaway destination.