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Aonang Elephant Sanctuary

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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About Aonang Elephant Sanctuary
We operate the tour for who interested to see what we are doing at our Elephant Sanctuary. We have rescued old and retired elephants from logging industries and riding camp and they are not able to work anymore. We see the problem that where are those elpehants would go, so we established this place to provide and taking good care of them in their sunset time properly and happily as they should be
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It was a great visit. The place is verry clean and you get really nice snacks and fruits. The elephants are great en they really care for them and they give a lot of information

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank axellec617
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had seen lots of places advertising elephant riding etc and had seen chained baby elephants in phuket which was awful, this is nothing like that! The people who work hear genuinely care about the elephants..they are well cared for and fed. No chains or...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank M2340EZgaryb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sanctuary rescues old elephants from places where they were overworked and unhappy, and gives them a home where all they have to do is eat and bath and enjoy their lives. Doing the elephant tour is a money well spent, because you dont just...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 921gabriellam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day with 2 wonderful gentle giants! These beautiful creatures were looked after by caring staff who were very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this place as they are against animal exploitation but still enable you to interact with their rescued animals. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gracethesnail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing time. Our guide Bao told us why the elephants were rescued before we fed the gentle giants bananas. We then made balls of rice, banana and buiscuit for the elephants to eat. This part was to help the elephant get your...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful place. Today we met two gentle giants. They were retired ladies having been in the logging trade. They still bore the scars from being mistreated and although of course they are not totally ‘free’ as they have to remain in captivity now....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank k8bse
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Whilst small and relatively new, we were totally blown away with our experience here. We were a group of 7, and I think every one of us learnt so much about these amazing creatures, and the incredible work that goes into saving them. Getting down...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alexa P
Reviewed July 24, 2019

We visited the sanctuary on the 12th of July on arriving we were told how the elephants had been rescued from their previous owners and the conditions that they had to endure. The three elephants are not tethered are not taught to perform tricks or...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Wow! What a morning we had at the sanctuary. A very ethical experience, no chains or elephant riding. We were fortunate as we were in a group of 6 (3 couples) so it meant we got all the time in the world with the 2...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank J1963UUjamesl
Reviewed July 19, 2019

Enjoyed it a lot! Excellent time and service. The guide was very funny (leonardo dicaprio son) and thet gave u a general overview about elephants in thailand. They took and shared a looooot of photos! 👏

Date of experience: July 2019
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June 24, 2019|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have three elephants now. When we visited in March they had just acquired a third. They explain why the charges are somewhat high, as apart from the costs of feeding etc, the elephants have to be bought from... More
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May 30, 2019|
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Yes, you do. As there are mud spa and bathing elephants or you can bring swimming suit with you. Towel is also needed. Kind regards Team
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WuNnOnLyJ
March 22, 2019|
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Response from aonangsanctuary | Property representative |
Good evening, Thank you so much for your interest in our sanctuary. The rope on the neck of the elephants is the symbol of showing that these elephants has owner and not the wild elephants in the forest. By the believe of... More
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