• Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai, the City of Temples

    As mentioned in my previous blog post, the main reason we flew to Chiang Mai was to visit the elephants. Thus, we didn’t even look up the main sights of the city in advance. We all thought, that we will bump into everything that we were supposed to see there, but having a free afternoon and another free evening can go by very quickly, there is absolutely no point over-planning any of it. Amint azt már az előző bejegyzésben is említettem, Chiang Maiba az elefántok miatt repültünk, így aztán nem is igazán néztünk utána a város látnivalóinak. Valahogy úgy voltunk vele, hogy amit látnunk kell, abba majd úgyis belebotlunk, de…

  • Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai

    Elephant Nature Park: a Sanctuary for Gentle Giants

    Because the elephant is considered to be Thailand’s national symbol, most of the people who visit this country will try to have a closer look of these peaceful trunk owners. Unfortunately, riding these creatures and documenting the activity is a compulsory element of the average tourist’s photo album, despite the fact that people don’t really know much about them. Due to their strength, intelligence, memory and pleasant nature throughout history local people found them suitable for different types of work, so they were caught, trained and forced to do many jobs. Hundreds of years ago they played an important role in the battles, later they were mainly used for logging, but they were…