Historically, elephants in Thailand are considered to be very important culturally. There are many elephant’s references to artworks, literature and national emblems. Since Thailand is a majority Buddhist country, elephants are portrayed as sacred animals from their special symbolism in the practice of Buddhism. Many artworks in Thai royal palaces and temples have drawings of elephants on the paintings on the walls. In 1917, Thailand’s official flag was a white elephant in the middle of the scarlet background.
Logging was banned in Thailand in 1989. Logging had been the primary occupation of Thai elephants and their mahouts. After the ban, elephants trainers had to find other ways to feed themselves and their elephants.
In this last 25 years , we become part of Tourism industry, at the first 15 years fancy showing and riding Elephant is the hightlight of elephant tour in Thanland , anyway in this last 10 year the whole world seem cares and take seriously about Elephant right treatment…we learning from our visitor and at the same time we shared our culture that has been living with Elephant for Generations to them as well…Appreciate your visiting that support our Elephant and local Community.