written by learning bird at 11-Oct-2018
In Ngwesaung, it will take you about 45 minutes to drive to Elephant
Camp from the beach. The elephantcamp has been opening since 2000 in
Padaung Village where elephants are well trained in the compound. You
will have a great chance to join in many exciting activities such as
riding, feeding and washing them.
It will cost you
US$5 for entrance fee and also US$5 for elephant riding. People organize
the elephant riding program for visitors in the forest. On the back of
these trained elephants, you can hike up and down steep hills and cross
streams. This money is well spent. Moreover, there is one more
interesting thing when you contribute to help the poor local people in
some way. They are very poor and have many children. Therefore, their
children cannot only go to school but also have to work in the elephant
camp at the age of 9, 10
or 11. Your assisting children in this school and learning about poor education are very important.