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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

Address: 304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Sukhothai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for elephants and all other...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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.
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Fantastic place to visit on your trip to Thailand . There are many elephant sanctuaries in Thailand but this one has a little more to show the traveller

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Boon Lott as part of a longer trip throughout Thailand. Seeing what BLES does for the animals (elephants, dogs, cats...) was wonderful, and we learned so much about elephants and conservation efforts. Our daily schedule was: feed the elephants; eat breakfast; walk in the forest with the elephants; lunch; assist staff with an errand or... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have sadly torn myself away from Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctury having spent 6 nights there. It is truly heaven on earth for elephants other animals and humans alike. Katherine and her team have created a beautiful sanctury where the elephants have space and loving attention from their mahouts and those around them to live the lives they should have... More 

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london
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We stayed for 3 days as part of our honeymoon and both of us wish we stayed for longer. The interaction with elephants, on their terms and when they want, is amazing and like nothing I have ever experienced before. As the websites states, this is elephants just being elephants. You soon learn each elephant has their own amazing personality... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I’ve thought long & hard before posting this. I agree with all the previous reviews, both negative & positive. We stayed 5 nights/6 days - probably 2-3 days is enough time here. Yes, the location is remote. Wifi is very limited (local internet cafe is best, a truck ride away & divine coffees!), and so the booking/confirmation process can be... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently took a 3 week vacation to Thailand and Cambodia and I was looking forward to this part of the vacation more than anything. We booked two nights at the elephant sanctuary. They picked us up in Sukhothai around 9 a.m. on the first day and it was approximately a 1.5 hour ride to get to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The elephant sanctuary is just that, a sanctuary for elephants. The sanctuary, which cares for 12 elephants currently gives you the unique opportunity to care for and go through the day to day life of the elephants. You feed them, go on walks with them, pet them, and help the workers with other daily tasks around the property. The property... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There is no online booking facility and can only be done through emails. After a lot of emails to try and requests booking dates for our holiday next year, we never had any reply apart from the annoying automated response. I can see that there is regular activity on Facebook, yet no response to comments asking them to get in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I will never forget my experience at BLES! I visited for 2 nights, by myself, and I never wanted to leave! Katherine, her family and her staff have created a safe haven for elephants, dogs, cats and pretty much any other animal. As soon as you arrive at BLES, you are treated like part of the family. Katherine is so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We are a family of 4, with older children aged 14 and 19, and stayed for 2 nights in two of the Cottages in June. After all the rave reviews we had seen on Trip Advisor we were a little disappointed in the overall experience. We found the accommodation unnecessarily hot and oppressive and a little run down. We weren’t... More 

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