Sanctuary for Elephants: Phuket, Thailand.
So when was the last time you did something for the first time? What about petting, feeding, and bathing in the mud with baby Elephants?
The Elephant sanctuary is one of the most memorable, if not, the highlight of my stay in Phuket, Thailand.
No Riding Policy
It’s a place where elephants are finally free from the gruelling days of (literally) heavy tourist lifting. Here they are pampered, fed, and bathed by eager visitors. They get the chance to roam around the forest, swim in the lagoons, and get professional veterinary attention when needed. This is quite a departure from the Elephant tourism (e.g. circus acts and elephant riding) that most people normally know and subscribe.
Some of the elephants are well into their 50s and 60s. Nearly all of them were rescued from appalling treatment and living conditions in the tourism and logging industries. Also finding home here are of course the cute and playful baby elephants. These youngsters will definitely have a much better life (free from extreme physical abuse and trauma) compared to what their mature peers had experienced.
Style/Fashion Notes: Raffia Hat (Stanton Australia/The Rocks Hatters Sydney); Camo Shirt (Camel Active); Brass Metal Necklace (from Phuket Weekend Market/Talad Tai Rot); Black Denim shorts; Teva footwear;
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