Elephant Village Luang Prabang: Mahout for a Day!
The Elephant Village is a brilliant day out near Luang Prabang. Check out my Steller story with links at the end. Make sure you click on the elephant eye photo to see the whole story and more photos.
Forewarning – when you visit do wear trousers, not shorts! Elephant neck bristles are rough on tender inner thighs!
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For more travel tips and stories on Luang Prabang see:
- Luang Prabang: 11 Reasons You’ll Dream of it Forever
- Running a Half Marathon in Luang Prabang: Exhaustion to Elation in 21 Kilometers
- Travel Reunion Story: 25 Years Later
I was a guest of Accor Hotels during my stay in Luang Prabang.
Find out about Accor’s Luang Prabang hotels, the Sofitel Luang Prabang or the boutique 3 Nagas Hotel, or book a room at the Accor Hotels website.
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I’m always a little wary of any animal attractions – more often than not the animals are exploited for profit via rides, shows or other unnatural activities. The practice of phajaan, which is the process to domesticate and elephant by breaking its spirit at a young age by separating it from its mother, hurting it with hooks, confining it in a tiny space, is particularly, inescapably, cruel. Was this an elephant sanctuary that you visited in Luang Prabang?
Not unless you tell me the elephants are polite,don’t expect me to visit them!