Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang
Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang Thailand
Elephants no longer play the same role in society they once did. In the transition from agriculture times to industrial times elephants have been left behind but there are still many of them in Thailand who require care.
As Thailand’s only government-owned elephant camp, the TECC promotes affordability and accessibility. The admission price is only 200 baht for adults ) and 100 baht for children. Being often visited by Thai families and schoolchildren, the TECC’s foreign guests never feel caught on the tourist trail. Guidebooks consistently praise the TECC for its relaxed, non-commercial atmosphere.
The TECC is operated by the Forest Industry Organization, a State Enterprise of the government of Thailand. It houses the National Elephant Institute of Thailand, a center of learning which shares its vast library and trained specialists with other agencies and organizations working to help the country’s 2,700 domesticated elephants.
Accommodation & Activities, Thai Elephant Conservation Center
- Elephant ride, elephant shows and also mahout training course
- Day trip “musts” include watching elephant bathing, the elephant show and a visit to see our baby elephants. Most guests take an elephant-back ride and tour our hospital. Overnight activities include our popular Homestay program and trekking in the forest.
Getting there : Thai Elephant Conservation Center
The center is located 70 kms, an easy hour’s drive, from Chiang Mai on Highway 11. 28-29 Lampang-Chiang Mai Highway Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand Tel: +66-5482-9333 Fax: +66-5482-9334
More information visit to www.thailandelephant.org