A visit to Thailand would not be complete without an opportunity to spend time with the elephants, the friendly giants that have been an important part of Thai life for centuries.

The Thai elephant is the national animal of Thailand as it has played an important role in Thai history and has a unique bond with the Thai people. The elephants fought alongside past kings to protect the nation’s freedom. Moreover, a white elephant was portrayed in the former national flag as it has royal significance, being considered a noble creature that symbolizes the king’s honor and glory.

Elephants are one of the most valuable natural resources of the kingdom, having served loyally alongside past kings in the protection of the nation’s freedom. There are many elephant camps in Thailand where elephant lovers can learn about the elephants, understand them, observe their behavior, and appreciate their natural way of life.