Thailand – Day 5 – Elephant World

Today I woke up at 6:00am. Getting closer to waking up at a normal time. I started the day off with the all-inclusive breakfast buffet, which comprised of anything you could possibly think of; so I had soup, eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, and coffee for breakfast.

Today i went to the the Elephant World sanctuary. I was picked up from my hotel at 9:30am in a super spacious and luxurious Toyota Minivan. The drive to the sanctuary was about 30 minutes. Open arrival we all paid out 2500 baht ($100) admission and grabbed a bottle of water from the reception area. The wonderful thing is that almost all revenue goes to the elephants. Almost all of the workers are volunteers, which I find amazing.

After paying the admission fee we were driven to an area where we were introduced to the rules and regulations, given a lock and then locked away our bags. I kept my camera and water bottle with me for the duration of the day.

During the day we fed the elephants a morning and afternoon snack, cut grass for them, prepared grass/banana balls for them, watched them take a mud bath, helped bathe them, and had lunch. It was such an eye opening and amazing experience that I highly recommend to anyone who has a love for elephants. Please do the world a favour and visit this place over the other places that abuse the elephants and allow you to ride on them.

After returning from Elephant World I showered and changed, and walked across the bridge to explore the town. I decided to eat at the other restaurant in town, across the bridge from the other one. This was a much better choice. I had chicken and pork in rice soup, and a beer while enjoying the sunset.

I ended up walking back and relaxed for a but before going to bed at around 10:00pm

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