8 Most Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries in Phuket
8 Most Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries in Phuket

8 Most Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries in Phuket

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

The elephant rescue mission in Thailand has resulted in a growing interest into ethical elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, in an effort to stop unethical practices such as using elephants for entertainment and laborious tasks. With more and more visitors coming to Thailand to see these beautiful innocent creatures, it is important to separate an unethical elephant sanctuary from an unethical one. 

We recently compiled a list of ethical elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, but for this article, we are taking you to the southern coast of Phuket where it is also home to retired elephants saved from various circuses and logging sites. 

At these elephant sanctuaries in Phuket, you will not find elephant trekking, elephant shows or any elephant-abusing activities, instead, visitors will get to spectate the elephants as they live harmoniously in the wild, feed the elephants and give them mud baths. If you are interested in visiting these lovely creatures and contributing to the sustainability of the parks, read on to discover the many ethical elephant sanctuaries in Phuket.

1. Elephant Jungle sanctuary in Phuket

Location: Kathu, Phuket, Thailand

  • Learning about the history of elephants at the park
  • Engage in preparing medicine for the elephants
  • Learn about elephant physical examination
  • Feeding and showering with elephants
  • Enjoying Thai traditional food

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

2. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Location: Paklok, Thalang, Phuket Thailand

  • First ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket 
  • 100% hand-off activities
  • Short and non-intrusive feeding 
  • Thailand’s longest canopy walkway to observe the elephants roam, forage, and bath
  • Vegan/vegetarian Thai buffet to relax on their Tree Top Reception
  • Volunteer program 

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

3. Phuket Elephant House Sanctuary

Location: Thalang, Phuket, Thailand

  • Getting to learn about elephants such as how they behave
  • Walk with elephants
  • Feed the elephants
  • Join the elephants in a mud spa
  • Preparing medicine for elephants 

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

4. Phuket elephant nature reserve

Location: Thalang, Phuket, Thailand

  • Free roaming and foraging elephants
  • No riding, chaining, and bathing of elephants
  • Educating on elephant welfare
  • Preparing elephant herbal medicine
  • Environmental conservation practices with elephant dung recycling
  • Complimentary Thai cooking demonstration

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

5. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park Phuket

Location: Thalang, Phuket, Thailand

  • Rich authentic Thai buffet
  • Elephants feeding to both adult and baby elephants
  • Mud spa with elephants
  • Rain shower-like spray under an XXL elephant shower
  • Washing elephants in big fresh-water pools

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

6. Bukit Elephant Park - elephant sanctuary in Phuket

Location: Cha-long sub district, Phuket, Thailand

  • Vast natural park with various greeneries for elephants to roam 
  • A panoramic view of Klong Kata reservoir while observing elephants in their natural habitat
  • Experience harmoniously living with elephants in an animal friendly manner
  • The park does not offer elephant rides or bathing activity
  • Rubber tapping activity
  • Making coconut milk and a brief cooking session of Thai food.

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

7. Tonsai Elephant Care Camp Phuket

Location: Patong, Phuket Thailand

  • One of the few sanctuaries in Phuket that allows elephants to roam around
  • Family run sanctuary that cares for elephants well-being
  • Pad Thai cooking class at the camp (for specific package)
  • 1km walk to Patong beach

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

8. Elephant wildlife sanctuary Phuket 

Location: Choeng Thale, Thalang, Phuket Thailand

  • The sanctuary emphasize on the mental and physical wellbeing of elephants
  • Feeding and bathing activity
  • Giving elephants a mud spa
  • Take part in an aromatic oil massage for elephants

 Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket

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