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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.
304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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We were extremely disappointed upon our arrival when we were told that we wouldn't be staying on the grounds of the sanctuary but in a motel facility at a 15 minutes drive. The storm had damaged the cabins and weren't considered safe. We didn't care...More
We stayed three days at BLES and it was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had. From the moment we arrived we could not have been made to feel more welcome. Katherine and David are the most accommodating, friendly and kind people you...More
BLES is paradise for both animals and humans! The love and dedication shown by Katherine and David is amazing; the animals are truly at the heart of everything they do. During my stay I was able to go on daily hikes with elephants, cuddle numerous...More
My husband and I just visited Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary as part of our honeymoon. We spent 3 nights and 3 days here. It was absolutely AMAZING! The experience to be so close to such big, gorgeous, intelligent creatures was so inspiring. Also, everyone at...More
This is one of very few TRUE elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. Amazing work they do.
No chains! Just elephants being elephants in a natural environment. If yu want a "selfie" or wash an elephant this not the place for you.
A great community as well...More
OMG this was the trip of a lifetime! You will need to book well in advance but well worth the wait. Come for the elephants but get converted by the serenity and healing. Best food I’ve ever had too! The founder, Katherine is a giant...More
Nothing I could say here would truely describe just how wonderful a stay at BLES is! The passion energy and commitment of Kathryn Connor and her family who have set up and run this haven for the rescued elephants is heart warming! Every day is...More
My wife and I visited Thailand for 2 weeks and stayed 4 nights at BLES. the experience was magical; we went for walks every day with the elephants and watched them live freely and do what they please (graze in the forest, take mud baths,...More
Katherine, the founder of BLES, exudes love, understanding, and so much compassion at this place, making it such a stupendous place to go to. Bring long light weight pants, sunglasses and a hat for daily walks along the acres of pristine forest land. Sit and...More
Staying at BLES has been a unique experience. Seeing the chain-free elephants enjoying their life in the beautiful surroundings is eye-opening and inspiring. Their connection with their mahouts is absolutely great to watch. No hooks, no stick, nothing but vocal commands, laughs and positive reinforcement....More