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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

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Address: Mu 4,Thap Prik, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Phone Number: 0 7566 0717
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Huay Tho Waterfall Safari with Elephant Trekking and Bathing in Krabi
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Beautiful jungle. Beautiful place. Strong elephants. Must visit place. It's been an amazing experience riding on an elephant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Just a protected national park, original vegetation, There is a waterfall, nothing special either, the "climb" has the feeling of being "wild" but has man made steps along the road ... If you pass by or are close maybe consider it but don't plan to visit this for a day

Thank NightCricket
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful jungle. Beautiful place. Strong elephants. Must visit place. It's been an amazing experience riding on an elephant.

Thank smritydeepg
Metz, France
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I went to Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in December 2015. We went there with the scooter, it’s easy to find because there is a plenty of indication. Once you’re there, you’ll have to pay an entrance fee (depending on your vehicle but it’s very cheap). There is a little restaurant and a little snack, so you’ll be able to... More 

Thank pierre324
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We booked the Huay Waterfall experience which was a full day your including a fish farm and a tiger cave, it was the worst your I have ever been on. First we were picked up and taken to do elephant trekking. The mahout we were riding with was mean, aggressive and after a scream of unhappiness from our elephant (45... More 

7 Thank Theadventuring2
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to do an elephant experience while we were here and booked this trip via mykrabi.com. We wanted an experience where the elephants were treated nicely and the reviews we read about this trip said they were treated comparably well and I would agree. We booked half a day which started with an hour elephant trek. The elephants were... More 

Thank NicolaChica
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my teenage daughter and what a wonderful time we had. As far as we could see the elephants are well looked after. The staff were helpful and did not rush us. We especially enjoyed bathing the baby elephant. It cost us 900 baht each and was worth every penny.

Thank BristolLulu
Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This trip is really good the walk up to the waterfall was easy and very quiet didn't see anyone around there and got to swim in the waterfall with no one around. Spotted lizards as we walked through. We then went to see the Elephants. Quite a few elephants roaming free, did the trek and found out about the elephants... More 

2 Thank roxanne2142
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135 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

We did the elephant trekking and bath. Paid 1800 for two people and were picked up at our hotel in ao nang. 40min ride. The elephant trekking was OK. Bit of a rough ride some parts but the elephant knows what its doing. The elephants really seems cared for. No signs of animal cruelty. The sometimes poke the elephant with... More 

2 Thank Tommy P
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

So annoying this place is rated high. This place is awful, the place where they keep the elephants is terribleeeeeee too - not shown in the photos above of course !!!!! They use the hooks for the poor elephants even when not needed. And customers actually think they treat them well and believe them. The owner or boss is so... More 

10 Thank Goatie1
Selby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We did a lot of research before we chose this one as we refuse to pay for cruelty. What a very beautiful place to ride and wash elephants. There is a free local pickup which takes you to the nature reserve and the villagers own the elephants they treat them like one of the family. You can feel the elephants... More 

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