Maetaeng Elephant Park in Chiang Mai province is giving free elephant shows each weekend and on holidays, while its buffet service is being delivered in picnic boxes to ensure social distancing among visitors.
Wassana Thongsuk, the operator, explained that the park had partially reopened on Thursday (June 25) and was testing its “new normal” services for tourists in the future.
Activities available at this time include elephant riding and rafting. Meanwhile, tickets for the elephant show are free of charge on weekends and holidays. The shows are organised two times a day, at 10.15am and 1.15pm, and will be free from this Saturday (June 27) onward.
Wassana said the park is focused on ensuring visitors’ health and safety, and has received Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration (SHA) certification from the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Department of Health.
The certification and logo are the government’s confirmation that health safety and Covid-19 preventive measures have been imposed.
The menu for the lunchboxes provided in place of the buffet offers a selection of traditional northern dishes.