Five ethical places to see elephants in Asia

For many people travelling in Asia, seeing elephants is at the top of their to-do list. But it can be really difficult to find an ethical place that is looking after them properly — however much research you do.

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Thailand Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park eating – Rickshaw Travel

Around 75 per cent of the world’s captive elephants have been illegally captured, with over 3,000 used for entertainment purposes in Asia alone. The annual World Elephant Day (August 12) is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants, as many fight to change this fate.

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Discover what to do and where to stay in Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo

Discover things to do and where to stay in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city, and find out more about it’s newest five-star hotel, Mövenpick Colombo…

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Discover all the best things to do in Kyoto

From its imperial palaces, Zen gardens and Shinto shrines to the traditional wooden buildings and screen facades of downtown Gion, there is a wealth of things do in Kyoto, a city that very much embodies the spirit of old-world Japan.

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Fushimi inari Trail, Kyōto-shi, Japan. Photo by Lin Mei

Things to do Kyoto include learning all about the art of tea, Zen Buddhism and many other pillars of Japanese culture, whilst getting the chance to visit otherworldly bamboo forests and ornate shrines, all within the borders of this mysterious yet welcoming city.

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Should you visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka?

If you want to see elephants in Sri Lanka then don’t go here, my visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage made me feel very uncomfortable throughout.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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