There are a bunch of elephant parks outside Chiang Mai. They used to use the elephants for logging, but now they are mostly tourist attractions. I have mixed feelings about the elephants. It seems cruel to keep them tied up and make them perform tricks and carry tourists around, but there is also no other place for them, since there's no wild space that could accommodate them any more. We decided to go out to see them, but not ride them or go to the show. This place also has a bunch of paintings that were supposedly done by elephants, though many of them seemed a little too well done for an elephant.