Elephant Conservation Center – Lampang, Thailand * or similar

The Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC), founded in 1993 under Royal Patronage, cares for more than 50 Asian elephants in a beautiful forest conveniently located near the famous city of Chiang Mai. Beyond being an exciting tourist experience, the TECC is also known for its pioneering work in conservation and science. The TECC also proudly houses six of HM King Bhumibol’s ten white elephants in the Royal Elephant Stables.

Active in Conservation, the TECC operates an onsite Hospital and manages Thailand’s first mobile clinic, treating needy elephants free of charge. The TECC has an excellent natural breeding rate, usually producing at least two baby elephants a year.

The Thai Elephant Conservation Center’s Chang Thai Resort, nestled in a beautiful and quiet valley, has twenty rustic but comfortable bungalows, each with a verandah and a central social area. Sixteen bungalows have one bedroom, and four have two bedrooms. All units have a Western-style bathroom and hot water. A large restaurant provides truly excellent Thai food. The Resort can host individual visitors, but it is best suited to receive groups.

Website: http://www.thailandelephant.org