I went to Thailand on vacation for a couple weeks with a buddy, I got to see a good chunk of the beautiful country and eat delicious food. I also got to be an elephant owner for a day, at Patara Elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai. It was an awesome experience that I will never forget. You get to learn about elephants, how to ensure they are healthy, feed them, bath them, and ride them bareback (which is actually good for the animal). I did a bunch of research before choosing which elephant place I would visit, and this was the best one I could find. It is costly compared to others, but knowing how much they care for the animals, it's well worth it. I would look into this place if you are going to Chiang Mai. Here's a little video of my adventure, hope you enjoy.