เราคือคนเลี้ยงช้าง ช้างคือหัวใจของเราWE ARE THE ELEPHANT KEEPER ELEPHANTS ARE OUR HEART…

Maesa Elephant Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand

This area of the Maesa Valley is home to the largest assembly of domesticated elephants in northern Thailand. Visitors can see the elephants working with their mahouts (trainers), bathing in the river and even painting landscapes!

Thai Elephant Care Center
Thai Elephant Care Center
Baan Tong Luang
Baan Tong Luang
Rinrada Resort
Rinrada Resort
Labour elephant

The purpose of founding
the Maesa Elephant Camp.

Elephants have been revered in Thailand for many centuries. Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle, with kings mounted on Elephants fighting the Burmese to defend Thailand on many occasions. They have also been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. A Thai legend has it that a marriage is like an elephant-- the husband is the front legs, that choose the direction, the wife the back legs, providing the power !


Maesa Nursery

As the number of elephants is lower, so Maesa Elephant Camp has dedicated our knowledge and expertise to help increase the number of elephants in the country. Our success in reproduction of elephants is passed on via this elephant nursery where the little elephant babies live with their mothers during childhood and their mahouts who fully provides care. We also promote succeeding to Thai elephant species in corporation with various organizations in study and development of elephant reproduction in both natural way and artificial insemination.

Maesa Nursery

Elephant at Work

Elephant at Work

Elephant is the largest mammal surviving in the world at present. And Thailand is also another source of elephants. Elephants in Thailand are classified as the Asian elephant, in subspecies of India (Elephant maximus indices). Since the ancient time, the elephant was raised by men for many advantages such as a royal vehicle of kings in the wars, or even as worker in the forest. So, the elephant is considered greatly beneficial to Thai people. The current roles of the elephant have changed entirely.


Elder Elephant

Where is the elephant cemetery. Truly, from Mr. Choochart Kalmapijit who found The Maesa Elephant Camp. He said that,the elephants, after retired, we led them free in the jungle near by Maesa Elephant Camp. We have to take care them because they do not know how to survive by In the past, There were not many people who knew, where did the elderly elephants live after they were not able to work. Where did they live and what did they do?What happened for their life. When they died, buried or cremated?.

Elder Elephant

Certification of Basic Mahout Course at Baan Kwan Chang

Basic Mahout Course
@ Baan Kwan Chang

A fantastic chance to get to know the real professional mahouts are? Find out what they do everyday and the secret of becoming a Mahout!Start by the introduction of instructions and elephant health care, the language to communicate with elephant followed by hand on practices. Additional surprising details are for you to find out by yourseft with the highlight of the program!