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Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village

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Visiting local elephant Village

...taking the trip from Buri Ram via Satuek can be a bit difficult for foreigners as it is not well... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
It was okay

We went here a few years back and it had much more going on there. We came with our little boy... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2016
Tamlyn R
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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2 days ago
“Elephant life ”
16 Sep 2017
“Waste of time and money”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Tambon Kra Pho, Tha Tum 32120, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Elephant village is the best way for sightseeing..we fly from Bangkok to Buriram then we drive a car to the Elephant village about 20 KM. from Buriram airport inside they have elephant show 2 time per day elephant ride only 100฿ per person most of...More

Thank Ineung
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Don't bother to travel there. Not much to see apart from the show that you can see everywhere else. They claim that they are the capital of the elephants in Thailand. Not even an ethical sanctuary. All they try is to get you pay for...More

2  Thank BalazsK15
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

It's place really nice and i retesting because they have elephants show that elephants will go lots of activities for tourists. Elephants are big, small and medium size.. they are tamed by trainers. They are good in making fun and taking people around in their...More

Thank UniqueMekongTour
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

...taking the trip from Buri Ram via Satuek can be a bit difficult for foreigners as it is not well advertised...and little or no road signs. But that is actually great...so not swamped with tourists. Anyway entrance fee for foreigners is 100bath so it will...More

1  Thank GP-Farmer
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The third annual elephant polo tournament will be held in Ban Ta Klang June 16-18, 2016. There will be six teams from three continents to raise funds for the village, the primary and secondary schools, and elephant conservation. We have been a number of times...More

Thank EdStory
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Before you go here, think about why the mahouts/handlers are using hooks and strapping the elephant backs with those atrocious saddles for tourists enjoyment? If you do your research, the elephants are not happy with this. Instead, spend your money and time in the local...More

8  Thank lovetrav2
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We went here a few years back and it had much more going on there. We came with our little boy this year, it wasn't very expensive to get in I think it was 120B for 2 adults and a child. The elephant show was...More

Thank Tamlyn R
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This is a good value for a small attraction that lets you get close to elephants. It is a bit out of the way, but worth a side trip if you are driving. Keep your eyes peeled as you approach the Village. You'll often see...More

Thank PC1955
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had quite an experience getting to Ban Ta Klang elephant village by local bus. It took us a good 2 hours with a couple of stops for local village people to pick up the godds they were buying. So we travelled with flour pakets,...More

Thank Marie V
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The elephant is one of the national symbols of Thailand and here in the small village of Ban Ta Klang, in Surin Province, the local Suai people are traditional elephant catchers, trainers and handlers. The village is well worth a visit where you can see...More

Thank David B
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