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Visiting Samui Elephant Sanctuary in Ko Samui
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Elephants are incredibly amazing creatures. Besides have a big size, they are gentle sociable animals. The elephant use their trunks to greet each other or as a sign of shaking hands. Samui Elephant Sanctuary is the first elephant sanctuary in Koh Samui, Shoutern Thailand. There are many retirement houses offered in the 10 acres forest land. Samui Elephant Sanctuary is inspired by the from the Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary in The elephants in this island are not the native elephant. They are here only for tourist's enjoyment. Samui Elephant Sanctuary is provided to give back elephants lives, their freedom, and their dignity. The Samui Elephant Sanctuary offers interaction with their gentle giants, respecting the elephants personal space is also a priority for them..

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There is a history about Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

There is a history about Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

Feeding The Elephants

Feeding The Elephants

Same like the other animal, elephants need food also. This is your time to get closer to the sanctuary elephant and feed them. The guide will show you how to feed the elephants by bananas and watermelon. You can bring your children to feed this beautiful giant.

Walking With Elephants

Walking With Elephants

The most popular activity when visiting Samui Elephant Sanctuary is walking with the elephant. You do not have to worry when you are feeling thirsty, Samui Elephant Sanctuary provides water bottles with a carry bag which is worn over the shoulder.

Observing The Elephants

Observing The Elephants

In this Samui Elephant Sanctuary, you can observe the elephant. Start from they roam, socialize, bathe and enjoy a peaceful life that they deserve. While observing this beautiful giant, you can know who they are, where they are coming from, and why they need to be protected. Also, you can watch the daily routine of the elephants. Moreover, you can see the elephant is acting. They do mud and they have no preference of who they spray.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

You can purchase the ticket via website, https://www.samuielephantsanctuary.org/

How To Get Around?

You can get around the Samui Elephant Sanctuary by walking on foot. The areas are possible to walk since you will get closer to the elephants in case to feed, only walk, or even observe them. You can do all top things to do only in one day.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear t-shirt to make you comfortable when you are having a trip. Make sure you always wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals since you're gonna be walking there. Moreover, bring cool, casual clothes if you're visiting Samui Elephant Sanctuary in summer. The ground in Samui Elephant Sanctuary is little bit dusty. It is better to wear something to prevent you from dirty. If you do not mind getting dirty, you can take a seat on the floor. Do not forget to take your camera with you, since you are going to take pictures with the elephants. Don't forget to bring your sunscreen!

Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit Samui Elephant Sanctuary in the dry season. If you are planning to visit Samui Elephant Sanctuary at rainy season, it is possible if the ground will full of water. You will feel uncomfortable when you are walking there.

Currency

Bath

Will I Need a Guide?

No, transportation is easy and you can find anything on this site.

How To Get There?

If you planning to visit Samui Elephant Sanctuary by airplane, you can stop at the airport near to the Koh Samui. The distance between Koh Samui and airport is only 10 kilo meters. After that, you can use the tour company to visit Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

Additional Info

When you arrive in Samui Elephant Sanctuary, a short video will welcome you. The video is helping the children to interact and to learn about the elephant experience.

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