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ELEPHANT SANCTUARIES IN THAILAND: WHY & HOW TO CHOOSE AN ETHICAL ONE?

Why & How To Choose An Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

If you travel to Thailand, you have to see an elephant; it's a must-do and an experience of a lifetime. Thailand has made the elephant its national symbol and is home to about 3,500 domesticated and 3,340 wild elephants. But here is a problem: not all elephant encounters that are offered to tourists are ethical. 

 

You may accidentally support animal cruelty without even realizing it, as I once did. 

 

Thailand has hundreds of elephant parks scattered throughout the country. There are elephant parks where elephants are mistreated and hurt to perform tricks and carry tourists. There are also parks called "eco-friendly," "ethical," or "sanctuary," but in reality, they are not and just use these words for marketing purposes. Finally, Thailand has some truly ethical elephant sanctuaries that treat animals with respect, care for the elephants properly, and don't offer unethical elephant experiences. 

 

Often, an unprepared traveler cannot differentiate one type of elephant park from another. I faced this myself, and now I regret that I took part in unethical elephant tours. In this article, I want to share my ethical and unethical elephant experiences and help you choose a genuinely ethical elephant sanctuary in Thailand.

 

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PHUKET: 10 COOL HOTELS WITH INFINITY POOLS | UNUSUAL AND ATMOSPHERIC PLACES TO STAY

Phuket Hotels with infinity pools
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TOP 10 BEST PANORAMIC PLACES IN PHUKET: VIEWPOINTS, SKY BARS AND ROOFTOP RESTAURANTS

The best panoramic places in Phuket: viewpoints, sky bars and rooftop restaurants
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THINGS TO DO IN KHAO LAK THAILAND: A TRAVEL GUIDE

The alternative travel guide to Khao Lak, Thailand

Khao Lak Thailand is a paradisiac and soulful place for holidays and escaping winter for those who love the untouched tropical nature, beaches, and relaxation. There are tons of cool and fun things to do in Khao Lak. I believe that Khao Lak  is a rather alternative and undiscovered destination in Thailand because even during the high season, it's not crowded with tourists. Perhaps this will change in a few years, but for now, you have time to enjoy the authentic Khao Lak.

 

In this Khao Lak guide, you will discover what unusual food to try at the local night markets of Khao Lak, where are the most paradisiac beaches,  where to see the most beautiful panorama, what unique activities to do, where to spend time with elephants, and many more exciting things. 

 

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RABBIT CAFE IN BANGKOK | UNUSUAL CAFE WHERE YOU CAN GO WITH KIDS

A day in the rabbit cafe in Bangkok, Thailand

In Bangkok, I was fortunate to visit several unusual concept cafes. One of them that just fascinated me was a rabbit cafe. Don't worry; they don't eat rabbits here. On the contrary, they are taken care of, since Rabbito Cafe is both a cafe and a shelter for rabbits.

 

Rabbito Cafe is a place where people can spend a day caressing and playing with sweet rabbits. It's just an excellent option for those who come to Bangkok with children. In this blog post, you will discover how and why this cafe appeared, how to behave there, and when it is better to come. And of course, I post a lot of photos of cute rabbits. 

 

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PHUKET & KHAO LAK DRONE VIDEO | THAI PARADISE ISLANDS AND BEACHES

Phuket and Khao Lak Aierial Tour
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PHUKET THE ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL GUIDE | OFF THE BEATEN PATH THINGS TO DO

Alternative Travel Guide to Phuket: top things to do, the best secret beaches and much more

Is there anything more fun than discovering the secret, alternative, and hidden attractions during your trip to Phuket?! Check out Phuket off the beaten track and find non-touristic places that will charm you and will make you see Phuket from a different angle.Phuket is famous or rather infamous for its crazy nightlife, go-go clubs, ping pong shows ‘not for children’, and Bangla road that is like something out of a deranged fantasy. But it’s just one of the many sides of Phuket. 

 

This type of entertainment is mainly located in Patong area, and if you take a motorbike and go around the island, you will be amazed by the number of peaceful, green, serene and spiritual places you will find. Phuket is a perfect place for nature lovers, couples, and independent travelers. There is a special vibe on the island. Once you feel it, you would want to return to Phuket again and again. 

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