After a lengthy and dusty road trip north of Chiang Mai, we learned about this National Geographic recognized elephant sanctuary. Sanguduen Chailert (Lek) founded the Elephant Nature Park in the 90's to better appreciate the creatures that surrounded her remote mountain village. Visitors can participate in feedings and for those more adventurous, bathing the gentle giants in the local river. Baby elephants certainly splash around much more than infants and it is a great time! Participants can apply for varying lengths of programs in the main office located in central Chiang Mai.