Is Elephant Hills Thailand ethical?

The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Wanderlust magazine named Elephant Hills as “Highly Commendable”, ranking us the best elephant sanctuary & camp in Thailand in terms of Animal Welfare!

Does Thailand have rainforests?

Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more.

How do I get to Elephant Hills?

How to get to Elephant Hills

  1. Surat Thani Airport URT (flight TG2251 only; arrival 09:40am)
  2. Surat Thani Town.
  3. Surat Thani Train Station (Train No.85 only; arrival 07:06am)
  4. Khao Lak.
  5. Phuket Airport HKT (flight TG201 only; arrival 09:10am)
  6. Phuket (Kata, Karon, Patong, Surin beach etc)

What province is Elephant Hills in?

Phang Nga Province
Elephant Hills is located in Khao Sok National Park in Thailand’s Phang Nga Province. The Tented Camp is set in Thailand’s tropical jungle environment and The Rainforest Camp floats on Cheow Larn Lake. Transfers available from Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak and even Koh Samui.

Where is most of Thailand’s tropical rainforest found?

The park is the largest area of virgin forest in southern Thailand and is a remnant of rain forest which is older and more diverse than the Amazon rain forest….

Khao Sok National Park
Location Surat Thani Province, Thailand
Nearest city Surat Thani
Coordinates 8°56′12″N 98°31′49″E
Area 739 km2 (285 sq mi)

Does Thailand have forests?

FAO, 37.1% or about 18,972,000 ha of Thailand is forested, according to FAO. Of this 35.5% ( 6,726,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Thailand had 3,986,000 ha of planted forest.

What is the best elephant sanctuary in Thailand?

The 7 best ETHICAL elephant sanctuaries in Thailand

  • #1 Elephant Nature Park.
  • #2 Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.
  • #3 Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital, Lampang.
  • #4 Elephant Hills, Khao Sok.
  • #5 Mahouts Elephant Foundation.
  • #6 WFFT Thai Elephant Refuge, near Hua Hin.
  • #7 Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES), Sukhothai.

Are there any ethical elephant sanctuaries in Thailand?

Samui Elephant Sanctuary One of the first ethical sanctuaries on Koh Samui, it provides a safe haven for elephants who have previously been overworked or mistreated in the logging and tourist trekking camps.

Do elephants like to be touched?

Fear, domination, and pain cause the elephants to follow the trainers’ commands to let people ride, feed, touch, or bathe them. It isn’t safe for humans to make direct contact with elephants—getting too close can be deadly.

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