An Animal Lover Paradise in Thailand

A region of multiple personalities, Thailand’s north pleases both the history-junkie and animal-lover. If you ever dreamed of being an animal show host at the Singapore Zoo, you might want to head to Chiang Mai. Away Suansawan Chiang Mai (43/1 Moo 6, Mae Rim-Samoeng Road, Mae Ram, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, +66 5304 4095) allows you to be an elephant keeper with their Mahout For A Day package. From now till Oct 30, you’ll be whisked away to the land of the giants—where you learn to teach them new tricks through basic communication and action commands. There’s also a bathing bonus. Starting from B11,062 ($461), the package includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast and welcome dinner. Guests can choose to stay in a Superior room, Garden Spa Villa or Deluxe Suite Lakeside. If elephants aren’t your thing, the resort also has a Tiger Kingdom, Monkey Center and Snake Farm—take your pick. Find out more at