Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls and Bear Sanctuary
August 8, 2012 - Luang Prabang, Laos
The great thing about not really knowing what a place has to offer but just going anyway is the awe when you finally see / experience them.
Tat Kuang Si is among the most popular tourist activities in Luang Prabang, and rightly so. It was my favorite excursion / touristy thing to do here. Even with the jaw-dropping waterfalls in Iligan, this was uh-mazing, with its lush surroundings, clear pools, and the great Kuang Si waterfall drop when you climb further up.
Baan Chang Elephant Park Part 2: How To Train An Elephant (Or Try At Least)
After an awesome first day at Baan Chang, it was time for the “main event”!
Time to train, trek and bathe with the elephaaaaants!! Gaaahh!
Now, I was wary about joining just any mahout training course because the last thing I wanted to do was help fund the inhumane treatment of elephants (similar to Mali’s case).
So, I tried to research as much as I could online, and I also wanted to talk to the Baan Chang tour coordinator in person to express my concern for the elephants’ well-being, and well, my power as a blogger (albeit not a super popular one, but still) to expose malicious acts to my readers. But you’ll never really know what they will be like until you get there.