Wahnet Elephant Camp crowded with visitors during Tazaungdaing holidays

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Visitors enjoy elephant rides at the camp.

The Wahnet Elephant Camp, which provides good shade and services with elephants in Mandalay Region was crowded with vacationers during the three holidays of Tazaungdaing when the offices were closed.
“The camp officials have planted trees for shade at the Wahnet elephant camp, which was opened next to the Yeywa dam road between Mandalay and PyinOoLwin township. Visitors come to relax by feeding the elephants,” said U Toe Aung, assistant manager in charge of the elephant camp.
“Those who came to the nearby waterfalls came to our elephant camp on their way back, and there were also those who visited the camp only.
“On the day of the full moon, there were many charity events, as well as making Myanmar snacks at night, cooking chicken, and having picnics. On the day of the full moon, we expected about 100 people to come to the elephant camp, but more than 90. It was crowded with nearly 250 people coming over the three days,” he elaborated.
Around 150 people came to the elephant camp two days before the full moon and around 100 people came to relax on the day of the full moon.
A total of eight elephants including three male and five female elephants between the ages of 9 and 17 give service on long days off, and four elephants are provided on regular days.
People enjoy watching the elephants and they love the shade of the forest and mountains. They came to relax in the cool shade while feeding the elephants.
On Saturday and Sunday, there were charity workers who fed the elephants at the buffet, so there was no elephant food left.
Visitors can feed bananas, pumpkin, watermelon, and sugarcane as elephant food, and sugarcane is the main food for them.
At the Wahnet Elephant Camp, visitors can ride the elephants and see the forest scenery and it is providing services such as showing the tricks of elephants.
The visitors feed the elephants and take pictures with the elephants. The entrance fee to the elephant camp is set at K1,000 per person.
For the elephant riding service, a short trip costs K3,000 and a long trip costs K5,000. — Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM

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