An Elephant Conservation Sanctuary in Pakbeng . Halfway between Luang...read more
An Elephant Conservation Sanctuary in Pakbeng . Halfway between Luang Prabang and Huay Xai/Chiang Khong, the main border crossing into northern Laos, the Mekong Elephant Park sits on the banks of the Mekong, opposite the village of Pakbeng. Aim and commitment: The Mekong Elephant Park wishes to encourage travellers to raise awareness and to support the protection of the Asian elephants. Project: Designed as a pilot project for the ecotourism industry, the Mekong Elephant Park wishes to promote sustainable tourism. This project combines: - An environmental purpose: preserving a threatened species - An economic and social ambition: suggesting alternatives for the mahouts and their families; - A touristic aim conceived and planned in order to respect the two aspects above.