Elephant riding - Vang Vieng (Laos)
To climb on an elephant: grab the ear and use the elephant leg, trained elephants will lift their leg and let you use it as a step.
The mahout is the person that drives the elephant. For more information, read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahout
Photos taken in Laos
Photos of Asian Elephants (Thailand, Vietnam , Laos, Nepal and India)
This series includes live elephants and artistic representations like paintings and sculptures, and Ganesha the Hindu Elephant Deity, or Erawan the mythological three-headed white elephant.