One of the highlights in Krabi, Thailand is the Jungle Trekking on an Elephant.
Not only do one get to enjoy the beautiful scenery without exerting any physical effort, the swaying rhythm of the elephant felt good too.
Below are some scenes taken from the top of a swaying elephant.
We started the journey by passing through a rubber plantation.
The foot was used to maneuver the elephant.
My daughter kept asking me if our weight hurt the elephant.
She has a point and I must admit that we human do sometimes take advantage of animals.
However, the elephants were huge and strong and I hope they enjoyed the occasional snacking of foliage during the walk.
Apparently the mountain above is called the Tiger Cave because a tiger stayed there for 37 years.
How did I know?
Look who's talking!
(This photo was taken at the Tiger Cave Temple)
I love the calm and serene look of the lake during the walk.
The 9 month old elephant is being trained at a tender age to follow its mother's footsteps.
Mother and child were given a shower immediately after the one hour walk.
They were given special treatment.
The baby is tied to the mother as it has attempted to run away before.
Mother and child left after the shower.
I am glad the trainer treated them well.
The sharp tool the trainer is holding was not used to hurt the elephants.
(We had our fears and imagination.)
Those were the tools used to clear the bushes that we passed through during the elephant ride.
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