Visit the Elephant Valley Project.

Although many visitors to Southeast Asia enjoy the opportunity to ride an elephant, it is a sad fact that in many cases, the elephants can be subject to abuse.

This laudable eco facility incentivises mahouts to ‘retire’ their elephants from arduous labour and liberates them in the reserve. Naturally, you won’t be able to ride an elephant here, but it’s a wonderful place to watch them roaming around and playing.