Elephant Poo Paper Park
87 Moo 10, Amphoe Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, 50180
Opened in early 2013, it’s a stone’s throw away from the incredibly touristy (and ethically questionable) Tiger Kingdom. As you’ll guess from the name, they really do make paper from elephant poo. Not just from elephant poo, of course, but it is an ingredient. The park documents the process, and you’ll get to watch how things go from poo to paper. You’ll also have the chance to make a greeting card or a mini-journal (pay when you leave).
From Doi Suthep, head back down the way you came up and back to Huay Kaew road. Turn left onto route 121 (also called the Canal or Outer Ring rd.). After about 11 kilometers, turn left onto route 107. Stay on for a little over 7 kilometers, then turn left onto route 1096. Take the first right to follow the river, then take a left across the first possible bridge, about 700 meters away. Stay straight and look right.
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- The Museum of World Insects
- Two of the best nightlife areas in the town
- A park where they make paper out of... elephant poo?
- The royal mansion built for a princess
- A carved elephant workshop and museum
- The temple with tunnels
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