If you have been to Asia before, or are planning on going, the elephant experience is probably high on your list of activities to do. Before you explore elephants in Asia, you should be aware that this is a very “dirty” industry where most places are not treating the elephants any good, unfortunately the demand from tourists are so high, that this places keep racing unhappy miss-treated elephants. It might look like they are “happy” they are overall not. Thankfully there are several sanctuaries through out Thailand that take care of miss-treated, sick or old elephants, we went to an ethical sanctuary here in Phuket, and it made me happy to see happy elephants.