• 2024-12-02

New program 2024

New program 2024


If you have plan to visit PAI by motorbike, we recommend this program!

Riding by your own motorcycle or driving by your own car visit two of elephant parks for anytime between (8.30am. - 3.30pm.) 

1. Start from Chiang Mai city riding to Elephant Retirement Park is a home for retired working elephants, get information about the elephants, take photo with retired elephant and baby elephant, after that enjoy to feeding them about 1hr.



2. Next ride the motorcycle to another elephant park name, Doo doi elephant home about 30mins, the new elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai enjoy to feeding elephant and interact with the new elephants (river view).


After that you can ride motorcycle to PAI (about 2hr.) or back to Chiang Mai (about 2hr.)

NOTE: No pick up service (Drive by your own car or motorcycle)


  • Entrance ticket
  • Food for elephant
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Relax zone
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  • 2024-08-12

Book 1 and get 1!!

Beautiful vest from Elephant Retirement Park when you book on August 12, get 1 free!! Read more

  • 2024-02-23

The amazing things about Baby Elephants

A baby elephant you can call that calf and weigh around 91 kg. when baby elephants are born, they can easily stand up about 20 minutes. After 2 days they can walk with the herd. </span>

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  • 2024-01-02

Top 3 Chiang Mai Elephant sanctuary You Can’t Miss!

Top 3 Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary that You Can’t Miss

Chiang Mai is the northern City of Elephants! Why? because over 100 elephant parks in Chiang Mai, We just proved for the top 3 Chiang Mai Elephant parks of 100 elephant parks that should to visit, Let see.

1. Elephant Retirement Park A sanctuary for retired elephants, free to roam and graze on the surrounding vegetation. Walk, bathe and feed them. Strict no abuse policy. All welcome. 1. Promotes and supports elephant conservation efforts by educational institutions, private individuals, government agencies and organizations in Thailand and in other countries. 2. Procures donations in support of elephant welfare, distributes funds to relevant projects, and informs donors of how their donations are being used. 3. Collaborates with Elephant Sanctuary Asia Foundation.

2. The Kanta Elephant Sanctuary is a magical home for elephants found deep in the jungle. The elephants are found in their natural jungle habitat, and you can spend the day playing and pampering them.After a scenic hilly ride to the sanctuary, you’ll be welcomed by a guide, who will teach you about elephants and their importance to Thai culture. After you can enjoy feeding the elephants some tasty snacks, getting the chance to meet each elephant one by one.

3. Elephant Rescue park was founded by a group of locals who’s goal was to rescue elephants and rescue more 10 elephants. This memorable tour starts with a scenic walk through the local forest to a tribal village. A guide will meet you and give you a brief overview of the elephants of Thailand. You are then introduced in small groups to each elephant, where you can feed them snacks.


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  • 2023-08-22


Thai elephants are not only strong and intelligent but also cute and attractive. They exhibit behaviors similar to humans in childhood, such as eating, sleeping, and playing. They drink from their mother's breast by sucking their mouths until they are 3-4 years old, then switch to plants and salt licks after weaning. Baby elephants are generally affectionate and always near their mother.

Elephants are smart, as they can avoid entering farmer's areas by using an electric fence. They love cleanliness and like to shake off soil or mud attached to vegetation before eating. However, they often face challenges when playing in water due to the loamy edge of the pond. An elephant has sacrificed himself as a ladder for his friends to step over to the shore.

A baby elephant's mischievousness and innocence often make mother and elder elephants worry, as they run toward people and cars. To suppress their fun, they are scolded and beaten by their mothers. Elephants also protect the weaker, with standing movements during danger. Older elephants, like Bunchu, have weak legs and hind legs.

To support Thai elephants and improve their quality, fundraising has been opened to build a nursing home for them. Contributions are 100 baht, with delivery fees being 50 baht nationwide. For more information, contact the Asian Elephant Conservation Foundation at 532-266-8128 or call 053-270732.

Credits: Thai PBS
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  • 2023-08-30


There are three species of Elephants

African Savanna (Loxodonta africana), African Forest (Loxodonta cyclones), and Asian (Elephas maximus). The African Savanna elephant can grow up to 30 meters and weigh over 13,000 lbs., making it an endangered species. The African Forest elephant is smaller weighs around 5,950 lbs. and stands up to 8.2 meters at the shoulder. The Asian elephant, on the other hand, can grow up to 18-21 meters weighs 4,000-11,000 lbs. and stands 8-10 meters at the shoulder. Both species live in the wild on the African continent south of the Sahara, while Asian elephants live in India and Southeast Asia, including Sumatra and Borneo. Their former range extended from the Himalayas to China and the Yangtze River. Elephants roam great distances to find food and water, with Mali's desert elephants in Africa migrating almost 300 miles in a year.

If you want to order a Wrist Band to support Thai elephants. and improving the quality of Thai elephants
Contribution price 100 baht, delivery fee 50 baht nationwide Order or ask for more information Inbox 532-266-8128 Siam Commercial Bank Account name Asian Elephant Conservation Foundation
Contact us: 053-270732

Credits: Global Sanctuary for Elephants

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  • 2023-08-30


Despite what you may have seen in cartoons, elephants are unable to jump. The reason for this can be explained simply: they don't need to. Unlike other animals like kangaroos, monkeys, and frogs that jump primarily to escape predators, elephants rely on their large size and protective social groups to stay safe. Additionally, lifting a 4-ton mammal off the ground all at once is a challenging task. In fact, for elephants, it is impossible. Unlike most mammals, the structure of an elephant's leg bones is such that they are all directed downwards, lacking the necessary "spring" to propel themselves off the ground.

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  • 2023-09-22


Back to 25 years ago "Pangstomee" elephant was 55 years old. she returned to his hometown with a deteriorating physical over time. After he lives in Chounan Doubutsu Zoo, Shiba City, Japan. She was among the favorite Japanese. When she got older, his body can not stand cold weather. The zoo decided to request to return her to her hometown but she soon fell sick and died peacefully in her hometown.

Thai elephant in a cage Waiting for transportation from Japan back to Thailand Published in the news area, it was stated that the owner of Sonan Dobutsu Zoo, Chiba City, Japan, made a letter to the Forest Industry Organization. Request to deliver a broken elephant named "Stomee" to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center for this elephant to return to live his final life in her hometown.

But after "Pangstomee" returned to Thailand only 13 days, the 55 years old. The elephant returned to a serious condition. Among the concerns of the followers, both Thai and Japanese. by staying at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Lampang Province.

After that, the story of the poor elephant who had to live abroad for over 20 years disappeared from social media. The Thai Rath news team asked a doctor who looked after elephants in the area 25 years ago, it was confirmed that "Pangstomee" had symptoms of thinning. And she did not respond to subsequent treatment until he died peacefully in the land of his birth that he left for more than 20 years

Credit : Thai Rath Online

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  • 2023-09-26

Donation to Support the elephants

Our Elephant Retirement Park takes care of retirement elephants that have worked hard for a long time. We don't abuse the elephant. We are not riding or showing elephants. We take good care of the elephant. Our park has many elephants. They eat a lot per day, so we have to buy a lot of food for them. You can support us by donating money to buy food such as bananas, sugarcane, pumpkin, and more herbal and medicinal because it is natural for the elephant to be sick or injured. Medicine is very important. So we raised funds to support food and medicine for them.

Donate for food at

Donate medicine at


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  • 2023-12-01

Welcome the newest elephant member

Welcome the newest elephant member, Namping one of the beautiful life rescued from elephant logging camp on 9 December 2023. Namping is a 28-year-old female elephant. The trainer will stay up close watching and observing her well-being. Lanna and her family warmly welcome Namping to join her family.

Thank you to all visitors for being a part of this rescue. Your ticket will help many elephants in the future. Namping will receive the best care from the elephant park.

#elephantsanctuarychiangmai #elephantretirementpark #rescuedelephant

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  • 2023-09-30

History of elephant in Thailand

Do you know what the significance of elephants in Thailand?
Elephants and the Thai royal family.
Elephants have played an important role in Thai history and culture since ancient times. Thai civilization began in the 13th century. Kingdom of Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, and Tongbri Until now, for the Thai people, the elephant is a noble animal in Radanakhin. Clever, and worth fighting alongside the king. Especially, white elephants are chosen as elephants for various royal ceremonies because they are rare and sacred. The white elephant became a symbol of the king's imperial power. The jurisdiction of each king depends on the number of white elephants he possesses. The white elephant selected as the royal elephant will be selected from the best variety and must possess all qualifications, namely white eyes and white ceiling. White nails, white hair, white skin, white tail, and white testicles.


in Thai history, Elephants have long played an important role in protecting the country's independence. With its enormous size and strength Elephants were therefore used to fight in battles with enemies such as the Khmers and Burmese during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya Kingdoms. Elephants were able to carry soldiers and run at speeds of up to 25 kilometers per hour. This made the elephants known as the formidable force of the army. Especially their enormous appearance, speed, strength, and ability to destroy every obstacle on the battlefield. In addition, the battle between kings with weapons on elephant backs is a rare but important uniqueness. It is an honor on the battlefield. Yutthaethi is a tradition similar to a duel on horseback between Western knights. The duels were often fatal. The elephants chosen by the king for battle were usually large bulls with broad skulls. It has long and sharp tusks that can be used to attack enemies.

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  • 2023-06-15


The mahout will be a person who takes care, feeds, and bathes them, and finds a warm house for them. Hence, the mahout and elephant have a close relationship with each other because they have to stay together almost every time. If the elephant doesn’t have the mahout to take care of them, they might have aggressive behavior, be untamed, and be dangerous for the tourist. If the tourist wants to take a picture or feed the elephant, they have to stay with the mahout all the time. Otherwise, it may make the elephant feel unsafe and attack the tourist because a stranger came close to them.

At the end of the day, the mahout is very necessary to elephants, and if the mahout was taken care of and had enough income, this will result in a good effect on the way of the elephant's life as well

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  • 2023-06-15


The COVID-19 outbreak changes everything in a worse way, especially the tourism industry. Currently, many elephant sanctuaries around the country are permanently closed because of the rules and preventive measures that force the tourist not to go outside of the house, so this not only affects the mahout and elephants’ life. In the past, an elephant living was comfortable and happy, they had a warm house, medicine, a personal vet, and enough food which was completely different from now.

Donate at 5322668128 (Siam Commercial Bank) Name: Elephant Sanctuary Asia Foundation or Paypal at Email: or website Any donation can exchange for the ticket when you come to visit the sanctuary (No expiry date). We will not let our elephant hungry. Thank you for your kindness, Take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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  • 2023-08-18


The Thai elephant, recently repatriated from Sri Lanka, Sak Surin, was moved to a new home today (Friday), at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang province, after the completion of its 30 days at the quarantine center.
Suratchai Inwiset, director of the National Elephant Institute, said Suk Surin did not panic and appeared be able to settle into the new environment quickly, and they have invite veterinarians from many departments both of university and other departments come to treat and heal for Suk Surin.
The public will be able visit Sak Surin for the first time from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., after a welcoming ceremony on the morning of August 28th.
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  • 2024-01-30

How Elephants Mourn: Unveiling the Emotional Depths of them

Elephants are highly intelligent and emotionally complex creatures that have been observed displaying levels of mourning behavior similar to humans. These animals form strong social bonds within their herds and exhibit a wide range of emotions, including grief and sadness, when a member of their group passes away.

When an elephant dies, the rest of the herd often reacts in a mournful. They may gather around the deceased elephant, gently touching and smelling the body, as if trying to comprehend and accept the loss.
Elephants possess a unique sensitivity to death and have been known to display signs of grief, such as decreased appetite and listlessness, following the loss of a herd member. They can even shed tears, a phenomenon that is believed to be connected to their emotional state. These behaviors indicate a deep understanding and sense of loss among these creatures.

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  • 2024-03-08

Did you know elephants can Distinguish Languages

Elephants exhibit a deep understanding of human communication. Researchers at Amboseli National Park in Kenya played back the voices of speakers from two different groups—one that preys on the elephants, and another that does not. When the elephants heard the voices of the group they feared, they were more likely to act defensively by grouping tightly together and smelling the air to investigate. What's more, the researchers found the elephants also responded with less intensity to female and younger male voices, becoming most agitated at the voices of adult males.

Elephant language skills go beyond understanding. One Asian elephant learned to mimic words in Korean. Researchers theorize that because his primary social contact while growing up was with humans, he learned to mimic words as a form of social bonding.


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  • 2024-04-05

Did you know that elephants have many impacts on the ecosystem.

Elephants affect their environment perhaps more than any other creature on earth. Their size, strength, and food needs make this inevitable. They can completely change a landscape just by feeding. They strip bark and leaves from trees and bushes, pull trees straight out of the ground, trample underbrush, dig for roots, dig holes in dry riverbeds to reach water, and spread plant seeds over many miles with dung deposits. There can be no mistaking when an elephant herd has passed through an area. Because of their tremendous environmental impact, elephants also greatly influence the survival and adaptive strategies of many other plant and animal species sharing the same ecosystem.
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  • 2023-12-12

Book the tour Get Free!! ERP T-shirt

Ho ho ho
Book the tour on Christmas day (25 December 2023)
Get Free!! ERP T-shirt for everybody on that day
and Merry Christmas!!!!
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