Thailand’s Elephant Encounter – Why Choose Patara Elephant Farm

It seemed that tourists in Thailand are itching to ride elephants in Howdah (the seat that the human sits in atop the elephant). It’s a bucket list item but there’s a DARK side you don’t see. The process of taming the ellies for this kind of activity includes TORTURE and BREAKING THEIR SPIRIT. Choose elephant sanctuary that can let you enjoy without harming them. Please raise awareness.

Travel not just to experience but to INSPIRE. Spread love; elephants are God’s creations, too. ❤️

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Tajimi City: There’s Life in Tiles

When local tile production was starting to decline in 1995, a few volunteers started building a collection of rescued and other “mosaic tiles”. They salvaged buildings earmarked for demolition and asked product samples from tile factories set to close down. They felt the need of the local tile industry to maintain pride in its manufacturing heritage and to continue this legacy in the coming years.

Shibazakura — Spring Is Not All About Cherry Blossoms

The hill of Mt. Chausu Plateau (Chausuyama) serves as home for six (6) varieties of shibazakura. Elevated at 1,358 meters, these moss pink cover a wide slope (22,000 square meters) of as far as the eyes can see. From May to early June, Shibazakura Festival (Moss Pink Festival) is held when this flora is in full bloom. Festival means the flowers are at its peak, more sightseers alike and more selection of food to devour.

Nagashima Resort: Nabana no Sato and Nagashima Spaland

Planning your dream Japan vacation for winter or spring? Why not allot 2 days of your stay to experience what Mie Prefecture can offer? Visit Nagashima Resort for a flower festival & illumination, and also for the best amusement park for roller coasters in western Japan.