Phuket Elephant Camp Businesses Ready for Chinese Tourists

Phuket –

Elephant camp businesses in Phuket are ready to welcome Chinese tourists.

An elephant business operator near the Nark Kerd Hill (Khao Phra Yai) in Soi Yod Sanae, Chalong, told the Phuket Express that Chinese tourists were the main tourists who visited elephant camps in Phuket before Covid -19. In fact, Chinese tourists amounted for about 80 percent of foreign tourists visiting elephant parks overall.

In recent times, slightly more than 60 percent of elephant camp customers are Russian and Kazakhstani tourists.

According to elephant parks, visitors like to join elephant riding activities, taking photos with elephants, feeding elephants, and riding ATV’S watching natural scenery.

Elephant parks and camps have prepared to welcome more Chinese tourists by increasing the number of Chinese language signs and still maintaining anti-Covid -19 measures like wearing of face masks.

TPN media notes that elephant camps, especially those allowing riding, are controversial to many western visitors due to cultural differences and as a result heavily depend on visitors from China and Russia.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.