Why You Shouldn’t Ride Elephants In Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Everyone wants to ride elephants in Thailand. Including me. That was until I spent the day at an elephant sanctuary and learned the disturbing truth about this popular activity.
Just imagine how incredible it would be to sit atop a massive 9 foot tall, 4 ton beast while lumbering your way through deep rivers and pristine jungle.
This is an experience many dream about when planning a visit to Thailand.
I couldn’t wait to get my photo riding on top of a massive elephant!
However there’s a dark side to elephant tourism that many people just don’t seem to be aware of…