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Maesa Elephant Camp

Maesa Elephant Camp is a popular attraction located up in the Muang hills, about a half hour's drive north of Chiang Mai. The camp is home to dozens of Asian elephants, and is dedicated to conservation and breeding. Visitors to the camp will be privy to shows which include elephants playing football and even painting! There are also elephant rides available for the more adventurous. Although this is not a natural environment for these great animals, they are well cared for and very entertaining. The best time to visit Maesa Elephant Camp is on March 13th, which is National Thai Elephant Day and is celebrated by an enormous banquet for the pachyderms.

Address: 119/9 Tapae Road, Muang District

Website: www.maesaelephantcamp.com

Telephone: (0)5 320 6247

Opening times: 8am-3pm

Admission: THB 120 (entry and show), THB 1,200 (rides per hour).