Seeing elephants up close is one of the main attractions in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. What few people know is that many the elephant rides or “Elephant Camps” do not treat the animals with the affection or care they deserve. After researching a lot, I chose Elephant Nature Park. The sanctuary takes care of about 45 elephants. Most of them were rescued from some risky situation or abusive treatment. There are no shows or elephant rides there, but there is love and care. One of the most fantastic experiences of my life and something not to be missed for anyone going to Chiang Mai!