Ko Samui does not only offer pristine white sand beaches, exciting water sports activites, pulsating nightlife, and good food. Aside from these attractions, there are other exciting activities that you can do when you visit the island. Elephant trekking in Samui is an activity that will give you a one of a kind experience of going up to the mountain jungle on the back of an elephant. This tourist attraction is popular not just in Samui but in other parts of Thailand as well, such as Phuket, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, and Nakhon Lampang. This is why it has become a part of almost every tourist’s itinerary when going to Thailand as long as the service is available.
Elephants hold a special place in Thai culture. In the past, these animals were revered by many and were often used by the monarchs in their travels. The white elephant, which was quite rare, was considered sacred and symbolized a just and powerful rule for the monarch and prosperity and peace for the nation. Even now, white elephants are still treated as sacred animals. They are not allowed to perform the same work that ordinary elephants do. The royal white elephant, which is chosen based on a set of criteria, is treated like royalty. [Read more…]