eMagazine by TAT Los Angeles – December 2013 (Vol. 2 No.12)

Elephants in Thailand: Guidelines on Visiting a National Icon

Elephants in Thailand: Guidelines on Visiting a National Icon

The Asian elephant has been a national icon of Thailand for centuries. Times have changed however, as Thailand has developed and modernized, but the allure of – and respect for – elephants remains as strong as ever. They are seen as possessing strength, intelligence, and even good luck.

The great attraction and interest in these magnificent beasts extends well beyond Thailand’s borders, and nowadays large numbers of visitors come from abroad to see, be close to, and interact with these amazing pachyderms. Thus, Thailand has many venues that now serve as homes and shelters for these larger than life animals: elephant camps, resorts, hospitals, and training and conservation centers.  More >>

 

Elephant Shower

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