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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 2014
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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

For all you animal lovers out there BLES is the way to go. I visited other elephant camps and left those places in tears. I was absolutely relieved when I arrived at BLES and saw the wonderful, loving, and free atmosphere. Elephants were free to roam as they please. They are so intelligent and the freedom of choice means so... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visiting Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary is one of the most emotionally memorable experiences of my life. Spending a few days at this sanctuary, meeting the elephants up close and personal was so spiritually uplifting and I cant think of anything I've experienced that comes close. However, this is not a place that should be considered a tourist attraction. This is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed with Katherine and the elephants for 2 night and 3 days! I'd advise anybody who wants to visit to stay that long as you will for sure get the full experience! When we first got there we instantly dumped out bags in our hut and headed off with walking the elephants through the fields to eat (which you... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had high hopes of my visit to Boon Lott as I had followed them on facebook and adopted some of their wonderful animals..and it exceeded my expectations. The whole essence of the place is positive, free and full of love and compassion for all the animals. Whilst being set in beautiful surroundings. BLES is created for the elephants who... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I planned my 40th birthday trip around visiting BLES after following them on Facebook. What more can I say about this amazing place run by an amazing person, Katherine, that hasn't already been said. My son and I felt so previlaged to experience the 3 days that we stayed with Katherine, her team and the animals at the sanctuary. 'The... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I visited Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary ( BLES ) in May 2014 , we both work full time for another animal welfare organisation so feel well placed to stay this is quite simply the best sanctuary we have ever seen. The days schedule rightly revolves around the Elephants and visitors are given a totally unique opportunity to... More

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Sacramento
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited Boon Lott in February and had an amazing time. Katherine pretty much runs this place by herself along with her assistant, which I think leads to some of the challenges some folks may experience, but it's worth the effort! Watching the Elephants be Elephants is a truly incredible experience. We are hoping that donations increase so they can... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

BLES is not a resort. The accommodation is very comfortable, but there is no air conditioning, television, or hot showers (at least not yet). The elephants are not there for the entertainment of guests. You cannot ride the elephants. The sanctuary is not open to day trippers. This might all sound terrible to some people, but to me it was... More

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NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

After reading some amazing reviews about this place, I emailed the owner booked my dates for 4 of us and sent the deposit, that was the last I heard from them. Email after email no response, so I notifyed Paypal sure enough that day I got an email from them. Telling me how dear I inform Paypal and how busy... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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