• Thursday, October 05, 2006

    The Only Place to See Elephants in

    Regular readers will remember that I visited The Elephant Nature Park in the north of Thailand recently where old and injured or maltreated elephants are given refuge. Well, for more info on the incredible woman running the place have a read of this.

    Her name is Sangduen Chailert, or Lek for short. She really is a remarkable woman who has devoted so much of her life to the caring for elephants and fighting their cause. There will be another article coming soon, more focussed on the 'going there' aspect of the park at www.khaosanroad.com

    If you want to see elephants being elephants in Thailand make the park a must see during your stay. There are no shows or glitzy touristy attractions, luxury accommodation, or any kind of elephant exploitation - it's just nature and elephants. It's a great setting and Lek and her team of volunteers will make sure you learn a lot about these wonderful beasts before you leave.

    http://www.elephantnaturefoundationonline.com (The Elephant Nature Park)

    The Only Place to See Elephants in

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    Blogger ChrisDay said...

    I remember seeing Lek on an Animal Planet special. I wish I could go visit the sanctuary. Thanks for the link!!! I'll be tuning into your blog again. Have a great day. :)

    3:57 am  
    Blogger Life Out East said...

    You're welcome. It's well worth a visit. Let me know how you get on. Thanks for reading.

    8:58 pm  

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