Krabi Elephant Sanctuary Overview

The Krabi Elephant Sanctuary is located around 40 kilometers from Krabi town, and it is the home to numerous rescued elephants. Get a chance to witness Elephants in their natural habitat where you can get a chance to learn more about the habits of the elephants as you feed them, bathe them, and even play in the mud with them.

Krabi Elephant Sanctuary is a home for retired elephants from the forestry and tourism industry of Krabi. The elephants are rescued and reintroduced to a whole new way of living in their natural environment. Thrillophilia Thailand packages offer curated adventures that include visits to the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

This sanctuary is considered to be the very first ethical elephant tourism experience in Krabi where visitors not only get to see these mammoth creatures, but also indulge in feeding, walking, and playing with them. 

The sanctuary is set away from the hustle and bustle of the city making it one of the best places for a soothing retreat. You will get to come across a number of fresh water lagoons nestling in the midst of lush greenery. It is certain that you will transform your life the moment you enter into the peacefulness of the sanctuary in its magnificent setting. 

You can plan to spend a half-day caring for these magnificent creatures for the ultimate experience. The Krabi Elephant Sanctuary does not allow riding and focuses on the well-being and protection of elephants.

This location provides tourists with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with elephants and participate in their everyday activities, bringing delight and happiness to everyone from adults to little children, therefore this ecotourism facility attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year.


• Get a chance to learn more about the origins of Thai elephants and also uncover the reason why elephants are kept in captivity at the sanctuary.
• Make a protein ball using the elephants' extra food.
• Spend time interacting with the elephants and learn more about how to feed them.
• Enjoy watching the elephants clean up and take a mud bath with them.
• Get dirty in the mud pool with the elephants while they are freshening up more than twice a day.

How To Reach

By Road: The best means of transport to reach The Krabi Elephant Sanctuary would be by taking a private taxi or a self drive rental from the city centre. The distance of the elephant sanctuary from the city centre is about 45 km and it takes about 45 minutes to cover the distance.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the sanctuary would be in the morning hours that is from 9:00 a.m. in thh morning to 12:00 p.m. in the afternoon. This is considered to be the perfect time as the animals remain interactive and the the park remains bit less crowded.

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Other Essential Information

Places to visit near Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

1. Wat Tham Sua: Wat Kaew is a temple in Krabi Town that is located in the heart of the city. It is not the largest temple, but it has lovely decorations on the inside walls, which are painted a lovely blue colour and feature numerous Buddhist paintings. A big golden Buddha stands at one end of the temple and serves as the temple's focal point. It's a must-see because there aren't as many tourists here, making for some lovely vacation photos. Remember to dress correctly for your visit, and you must remove your shoes at the temple's entrance.

2. Railay Beach: Railay beaches is one of Krabi's most famous beach destinations, and it can only be reached by boat from Ao Nang. Fortunately, the boats leave every hour and take only 15 minutes, so getting there is a breeze. Rock climbers flock to the limestone cliffs, while everyone searching for a peaceful, sunny atmosphere flocks to the quiet beaches. Be on the lookout for many fun yet sly monkeys, as there is a jungle just next to the sand. 

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3. Khao Khanab Nam: The magnificent Khao Khanab Nam Mountains, which stand around 100 metres tall, are one of Krabi's most recognisable features. With the river running between the two limestone cliffs providing a well photographed beauty location, these spectacular natural beauties serve as the gateway to Krabi town. The mountains hide a highly spiritual site inside, caves with collections of stalagmites and stalactites that are well worth exploring, yet the region is better renowned for the large number of human skeletons that have been discovered here. You can even climb one of the two mountains and take in the breathtaking views from the summit! As part of the tour, make a stop in the Ko Klang fishing hamlet, where you'll find a museum and a local artisan centre.

4. Klong Thom Hot Springs: In the vicinity to Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, there are a few hot springs that are both attractive and soothing. Under the cover of the tropical rainforest, Krabi Hot Springs is a peaceful retreat. The water from deep rooted thermal springs located inside volcanic chambers has carved the springs into the smooth rocks. The water is heated to roughly 104 degrees Fahrenheit and contains natural mineral salts with a variety of therapeutic effects. Take a dip and unwind completely. If you want to cool off afterward, there's a creek nearby that's ideal for that. One of the Famous hot water spring is Klong Thom hot springs

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Tips to visit Krabi Elephant Sanctuary:

1. Get basic accidental insurance while planning a trip to this sanctuary. 

2. Make sure that you don’t intimate the animals.

3. You should not litter around and disturb the authenticity of this place. 

4. Carry all your essential items like walking shoes, hat, sunscreen lotions, and sunglasses. 

5. You should wear clothes that don’t intimidate the elephants in the sanctuary.

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