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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Sukhothai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for elephants and all other animals in need. Established in 2006, BLES focuses on... more » Owner description: Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for elephants and all other animals in need. Established in 2006, BLES focuses on saving land from deforestation and helping elephants recover from their traumatic pasts. « less
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Cincinnati, OH
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about BLES, and their mission. The people were absolutely amazing (guests and employees), and we left feeling like a part of the family. It was honestly one of the best experiences of my life to see these elephants (and cats and dogs!) so happy after hearing their horrific past. I noticed a few poor... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We tried to visit BLES this Feb.2014, not least because of the exaggerating descriptions here in Tripadvisor. When coming close to the address, there was neither any indication of the camp, nor was anybody in the village aware of the way . After quite some time trying to find it, we finally managed, but there was nobody willing to care... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Absolute Perfection in Spirit, Beauty, Intention and Execution. Whether you're a traveller with a conscience about what you are contributing to or not Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary provides a haven where you can get so much more than just physically close to the elephants. Standing by them and looking into their eyes as they look back is a deeper and... More

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Noosa, Queensland
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This place highlights as being one of the very best experiences of my life (and I have travelled a lot over the years!) It is AMAZING. The elephants are so beautiful and its so awesome to see them so happy and contented after what they've been through. Beautiful little cabins to stay in, only cold showers but that didn't matter.... More

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Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Just read your review Kati c, hope you don't mind me asking,could you give me any info on planning your flights to Bles.this is top of my bucket list to visit Bles! Never been to Thailand before so planning flights to Bles is going to be an experience,any info you can pass on,I'll be grateful

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My husband and I were on our honeymoon so we decided it would be wrong to go to Thailand and not spend some time with the elephants. I am so glad we went to BLES because we spent a lovely day with the elephants and all the other animals they have on site, and were well educated about the elephant... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

For people who love animals and who are looking for a genuine sanctuary I can't think of anywhere better. The elephants here are so well looked after and it's a great balance between interacting with the elephants who will always need to stay at the sanctuary and giving the other elephants the space to roam. Things will only get better... More

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Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I spent 6 glorious days at BLES at the end of November, early December 2013. It was everything I expected it to be and more. They don't take day visitors and only take max 6 people at a time. Makes for a very personal experience. Although some have said the cabins are rustic, I've been to much more rustic sanctuaries... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

If there is a heaven, I would imagine it is pretty much like life at BLES. There is nothing more beautiful than being surrounded by animals and humans living happily and harmoniously. The elephants are so truly magnificent and majestic. The dogs warm your heart and each have their own wonderful character. The cats are always giving lots of love... More

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calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My daughter and I visited BLES in October it was the most amazing experience I ever had .The elephants are just beautiful and to see them loved and taken care of by everybody at the sanctuary is heart lifting . Katherine and her family have unlimited love and energy for all the recused animals and ones yet to be helped.The... More

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