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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: 304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for...

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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AMAZING ETHICAL ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

It might have taken me a long time to write this review but the memories and experiences i had at BLES are unforgettable and stil fresh in my mind. I traveled to Thailand on my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Talia B
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

It might have taken me a long time to write this review but the memories and experiences i had at BLES are unforgettable and stil fresh in my mind. I traveled to Thailand on my own and spent 6 days and 5 nights at Boon Lotts and it was everything i had hoped it would be. if your wanting to... More 

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22 Thank Talia B
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Kathryn is similar to Jane Goodall in her passion, demeanor, and communication skills. She will, no doubt, be known in the future as someone who was committed to excellence in her field and who sacrificed so much for the elephants she loved. BLES is a "small" sanctuary. It is intimate and the daily schedule changes dependent upon the weather, the... More 

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3 Thank ybigirl
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have just come back from an amazing 10 day stay at BLES. I honestly am struggling to find the words to describe just how much this trip impacted me. I really wasn't sure what to expect and as I was travelling on my own, I was really anxious. It is very difficult to get hold of Katherine, but once... More 

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15 Thank Kelly W
Maleny, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

My daughter and I, both animal lovers and vegetarians, have just returned from a 5 night stay at Boon Lott. We had booked for 6 but left after 5. Thanks to previous reviews we weren't expecting modern facilities and were comfortable in our cabin- the beds were good and cabin was close to everything. I knew not to expect hot... More 

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23 Thank jabiru1952
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

IN SHORT: While this is an elephant sanctuary, BLES offers a surprisingly reflective and calming retreat for people as well. It's a great pleasure to watch elephants be elephants up close and personal. While they enjoy doing their thing, there will be frequent occasions where they will come over and check you out. It was a VERY enjoyable experience and... More 

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This sanctuary founded by Katherine Conner and her lovely family is a must visit when you want to see elephants in a natural habitat in Thailand. They know very well that all elephants are different and need a little different care. Not only is this place a beautiful home for elephants but also for dog, cats and some tortoises and... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

After 5 months, 3 email to Katherine and 4 to her assistant I was finally told the time I was trying to visit 10 months down the road was full. I never did get any communication from Katherine just an automated email that she would get back at some point...she never did. All for the best probably, if things are... More 

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19 Thank CorinaIW
Surrey, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The most beautiful, incredible experience. I visited BLES in the summer when the temperature was well into the 40s and the sun was scorching. We were hot and bothered, felt dirty and groggy, and were exhausted by the heat. However, being surrounded by elephants, dogs, and a wonderful bunch of human beings, you soon forget how uncomfortable you are. The... More 

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33 Thank EmyKLu
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Absolutely wonderful week with amazing people and animals. Loved the elephants and the dogs. What an experience!!

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3 Thank Sue M
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

An amazing experience. Interacting with elephants on their own land. Just as they are, live and socialize. Great way to see their interactions and see how and why they are rescued from poor working lives (or worse!) in Thailand. Katherine accepted and delivered answers to our 1,001 questions. We even spotted and scored a honeycomb from a beehive while walking... More 

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