The upcoming year seems to be a new ray of hope for the elephants in Cambodia as starting from 2020, the country is going to ban elephant rides to the famous Angkor Wat temple.
All the elephants, especially the older ones, will be moved back to the jungles which will then become a new home for them.
The famous temple located in Siem Reap is famous for attracting tourists from all over the world. The elephant rides have been prevalent in the temple premises since 2001. Elephants were also trained by their handlers to perform for the tourists.
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