So excited that we got to go to elephant nature park in Chiang mai. It is one of the only conservation/rescue camps for elephants. All the elephants have been rescued from the tourism industry where they were put through the taming process of weeks of abuse and torture. Most people don't know what elephants in the tourism industry go through to be broken in for riding and performing. They are stabbed & disfigured until they give in. At Elephant nature park your ticket acts as a contribution to providing food and care for these elephants. You can touch, bath and feed them which is actually a lot more fun than riding them I think!