The Thai Elephants Conservation Centre
is located in the Thung Kwian forest park in Hang Chat district about 32 kilometres from town on the route to Chiang Mai. It is the only facility in the world devoted to the training of elephants for timber work using these pachyderms as labor. There are performances and training demonstrations. The art of making wooden elephants is also demonstrated. There are 2-3 shows daily. Visitors can enjoy feeding these intelligent giants or to ride them to see natural surroundings. The centre provides health care for the elephants. For more information call (054) 227051.