‘Jungle Bubbles’ Let Guests Sleep Amongst Free Roaming Elephants in Thailand

Jungle Bubble at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

If you're looking for a unique way to engage with nature during your next vacation, you might be intrigued by a new experience being offered in Thailand. The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is giving guests the opportunity to spend the night with elephants as they roam their natural habitat. Thanks to transparent Jungle Bubbles, visitors can remain snug and cozy as the elephants go about their normal routines.

Designed by Eye In The Sky, the two Jungle Bubbles sit on raised wooden decks and are constructed from high tech polyester fabric. These fully-air conditioned, 235-square-foot rooms make the perfect places for stargazing and up-close elephant watching. Each bubble includes a bedroom and living space with a king bed and seating area, as well as an enclosed en-suite shower and vanity. Guests can also enjoy all the luxury amenities of the Elephant Camp, which sits perched on a hill overlooking the Mekong and Ruak rivers.

It's an innovative experience that only enhances the 160-acre elephant camp in Chiang Rai. Working alongside the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, the resort helps provide support and income not only for the 22 elephants who live there, but also for the local trainers (mahouts) who care for them. The elephants on the resort have all been rescued from the city streets of Thailand and given the opportunity to live out their days in their natural habitats.

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The Elephant Camp also has a research center about the uses of elephants in therapy for autistic children and trains mahouts in positive reinforcement techniques. Additionally, they give back to the mahout families by offering English lessons, education for the children, and 100% of the profits from the sale of garments from a traditional silkworm business.

By expanding their offerings to include the Jungle Bubbles, the resort continues to innovate in the sector. They hope that theirs will be an example other elephant camps will follow when thinking of how to allow the public to engage with elephants in a non-invasive way.

Guests at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort can purchase the Jungle Bubble experience as an optional activity and spend the night from dusk till dawn, returning to the hotel in the morning. Rates start from 17,700 Thai Baht (about $570 US) per night for two people and include a delectable dinner basket, a fully stocked mini-bar, 24-hour in-room dining service, and tea and coffee making facilities.

A resort in Thailand is offering guests the opportunity to observe elephants up-close from transparent bubbles.

Jungle Bubble at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

These Jungle Bubbles give a once-in-a-lifetime chance to interact with wildlife without disturbing their normal routine.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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