Luang Prabang Elephant Camp

A little paradise for elephants, close to Kuang Si Waterfall

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A long history

Wednesday 26 December 2018, by Benolaos

For many hundreds of years elephants have helped humans to explore and exploit wild landscapes in Lao PDR. Elephants were extensively used in logging operations to transport cut timber and supplies over terrain that is impassable for vehicles. As new technologies emerge logging elephants are less required for such operations and are increasingly used in the tourism sector.

Even today elephants in Lao PDR continue to carry travelers through the forests providing a unique vantage point. Researchers, naturalists, and scientists also continue to use the elephant as a means of exploring and carrying equipment. But the wild elephants are now protected, and we assist probably at the last generation of mahouts living all their life with their elephant companion.

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