This important conservation centre is in the Thung Kwian forest park in Hang Chat district, about 32 kilometers from town on the road to Chiang Mai.
Demonstrations of elephants training and forestry skills are staged two or three times a day.
In recent years, the elephants have also been given scope to paint and to play musical instruments, performances of which are quite remarkable. Paintings by elephants are for sale. The centre also provides health care for the elephants.