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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

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Address: Mu 4,Thap Prik, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Visited today with my teenage daughter and what a wonderful time we had. As far as we could see the elephants are well looked after. The staff were helpful and did not rush us. We... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my teenage daughter and what a wonderful time we had. As far as we could see the elephants are well looked after. The staff were helpful and did not rush us. We especially enjoyed bathing the baby elephant. It cost us 900 baht each and was worth every penny.

Thank BristolLulu
Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This trip is really good the walk up to the waterfall was easy and very quiet didn't see anyone around there and got to swim in the waterfall with no one around. Spotted lizards as we walked through. We then went to see the Elephants. Quite a few elephants roaming free, did the trek and found out about the elephants... More 

3 Thank roxanne2142
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We did the elephant trekking and bath. Paid 1800 for two people and were picked up at our hotel in ao nang. 40min ride. The elephant trekking was OK. Bit of a rough ride some parts but the elephant knows what its doing. The elephants really seems cared for. No signs of animal cruelty. The sometimes poke the elephant with... More 

2 Thank Tommy P
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

So annoying this place is rated high. This place is awful, the place where they keep the elephants is terribleeeeeee too - not shown in the photos above of course !!!!! They use the hooks for the poor elephants even when not needed. And customers actually think they treat them well and believe them. The owner or boss is so... More 

13 Thank Goatie1
Selby, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We did a lot of research before we chose this one as we refuse to pay for cruelty. What a very beautiful place to ride and wash elephants. There is a free local pickup which takes you to the nature reserve and the villagers own the elephants they treat them like one of the family. You can feel the elephants... More 

1 Thank JS1960UnitedKingdom
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Access to safari is a bit tough if you are travelling by yourself. Equip yourself with a GPS to guide you. Entrance fee is 100 bath only! Climb to waterfall is not so tiring. Atmosphere is rather cooling even in the afternoon.

Thank Wjumaat
Coleford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We rented scooters for 200 Bhat from Ao Nang and drove the 40km to the national park, only took one wrong turn on the way :). We used google maps screen shots to find our way, OK if you are good at map reading as the road signs can be confusing. The park costs 100 to get in and 20... More 

6 Thank Joe L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Like others on this post, we too booked our trip via Huai To Safari. Our tour guide, Jeruen had very good English and provided a great insight into the places we visited. We were collected from our hotel at 8am by the guide and a driver and picked up a few others enroute. By 10am we were at our first... More 

1 Thank CardiffMaddie
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Our visit to this park was a part of our cycling tour. We walked to the waterfall and back, that was nice walk. There was no crowds there. I understand, there are longer walks there, but this little walk can be part of the day trip in combination with something else. Very well maintained, peacefull

2 Thank SydneyNaturelover
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We had a great day at the waterfall and elephant trek. Best of all: my camera case fell out of my pocket during the trek but they went to the trouble of finding it from somewhere in the jungle along the path and returning it to my hotel! Many thanks for the excellent customer service :-)

2 Thank mporges

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