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Phang Nga Elephant Park

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49/1 Moo 3 | Tambon Thung Kha Ngok, Phang Nga 82000, Thailand
+66 85 351 5536
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Excellent in every way

Spent a great day here. After a,lot of research to find a place that was truly aimed at the welfare... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
paul d
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Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
Eye opening of Elephant Condition

The tour was very informative and good bonding with the animal. Though they huge but gentle and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wilfredo_rebibis
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Manila
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The best establishment in Southern Thailand to experience our national animal - THE ELEPHANT. Close-by to Phang Nga & Khao Lak, bordering a leafy national park - we are dedicated to providing our elephants with the highest quality-of-life. We are against unnatural practices such as elephant dancing and circus tricks, and strive constantly to educate and improve animal welfare.
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49/1 Moo 3 | Tambon Thung Kha Ngok, Phang Nga 82000, Thailand
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+66 85 351 5536
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a great day here. After a,lot of research to find a place that was truly aimed at the welfare of elephants, we booked here and couldn't have been more pleased. We were welcomed by Laney, a volunteer who is a zoologist and was spending...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour was very informative and good bonding with the animal. Though they huge but gentle and loving animals. I could not believe their previous condition and thankfully the sanctuary gave them another lease of life

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Jakrapob T, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Jake.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having done some previous elephant tours which gave us some concerns about elephant welfare, we had been reluctant to be involved in any exploitation of the animals. Still fascinated by these magnificent animals we did a lot of reading on elephant welfare issues and read...More

1  Thank Jill W
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Jakrapob T, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this thoughtful review. Yes we are all missing Sina who was one of our wonderful Volunteers and I am so glad she had you to guide on her last day. You can read about Sina and all of our team as well...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had the privilege to visit this sanctuary last week. It is a phenomenal environment dedicated to the safety and welfare of Asian elephants. Above all, it was highly educational and helped raise our awareness of the plight of the Asian elephant....More

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Jakrapob T, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I really appreciate the comments and will pass them on to the team. We do try to make education the cornerstone and to try to explain the true position of the Asian elephant in Thailand and its importance in our culture. Thanks too for offering...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

You can honestly believe all the wonderful reviews on here! I was so conscious about finding an ethical elephant park and this place is truly out of this world! From the moment you arrive you feel welcomed in their lovely relaxed atmosphere. Our tour guide...More

3  Thank Danielle L
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PhangNgaElephantPark, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

You are so kind to write as you have and I am very pleased you and your husband had a good day with us. As you say, bathing with an elephant is a truly magical experience - some of our visitors say it is life...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Oh I loved loved loved this experience! It was really important to me to see happy elephants in a caring, ethical, environment and I was not disappointed. It was so definitely worth the boring 2 1/2 hour car trip from Phuket (each way) Thank you...More

1  Thank Tracey H
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PhangNgaElephantPark, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Tracey thank you for your lovely comments. I am afraid we are in the jungle so it does mean a bit of a journey to get to us but we think it is worth it for our wonderful visitors to see the elephants in their...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

You can honestly believe every positive thing you read about Phang Nga Elephant sanctuary. Truely a first class sanctuary and incredibly knowledgeable volunteer guides to explain everything you could want to know about elephants. The mahouts are fantastic in their love of their elephant and...More

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PhangNgaElephantPark, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you very much for writing. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Tong-Sri and Jack have not been with us long but have settled in so well. You can read more about them on our website (please click on About and then Elephants...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This sanctuary was wonderful! I researched what ethical elephant parks there were in Thailand and was delighted that this place was nearby where we were staying in Khao Lak. The family who own the park love their elephants as do all the Mahoots and volunteers-...More

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PhangNgaElephantPark, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for writing and I am so happy you enjoyed your day with us. Although our family has worked with elephants for 150 years, we started the Park only three years ago and from the beginning insisted that welfare must be paramount. As you...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We came across this place by fortune as we didn’t prebook just found the park via gps and wondered in. We were lucky enough to join a group who was just about the start their 3 hour program with the elephants so we took advantage...More

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PhangNgaElephantPark, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Nice report and I am very pleased you were able to join us without booking. We always recommend booking in advance as we only take a strictly limited number of visitors each day in order that they can benefit from the experience and learn something...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Only 6 ethnical Elephant parks in Thailand. This one is doing the right things every day. Educating and helping people enjoy Elephants properly and with respect. Our experience the other day here is in my Top 5 things I have done in my exciting life....More

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PhangNgaElephantPark, Owner at Phang Nga Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for these comments. I am pleased you had a happy visit and I will pass on your thanks to our wonderful Volunteer, Sina. Bai Ngern's name can be translated as 'silver leaf' and she is full of character. you can read more about...More

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JayFJL
April 8, 2018|
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Response from AN8593 | Reviewed this property |
You need to go and see this place for yourself. Everything that happens centres around the elephants. They are allowed to roam freely around the park wherever they choose - you have to watch out for them, not the other way... More
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ashleyabraham
February 4, 2018|
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Response from AlainnaWarren | Reviewed this property |
It might take an hour, you can only book direct through the elephant Park. You would be best to email the elephant Park then they can advise you correctly. Hope this helps
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April N
December 21, 2017|
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Response from Kev F | Reviewed this property |
It is per adult, they take a deposit when you book around 2450thb then the balance is payable on the day. There is a surcharge as with a lot of tour places we found in Thailand for paying by credit card so it’s best to pay... More
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