Phang Nga Elephant Park – A family with elephants at heart

Our family has always had a very close relationship with elephants – man’s biggest friend on earth. For more than 150 years, we have looked after elephants at home or working in our fields.

In the past, just as draught horses were used in the West, our elephants worked in the forests carrying timber. Now they show tourists our beautiful countryside. Each elephant is a member of the family; they all have their own names and we love them dearly.

Phang Nga Elephant Park is a unique, small, family-run eco-business, not a chain or part of a large tourist organisation. We started our elephant Park so we could keep our family’s domesticated elephants and at the same time share a very special experience with our visitors. We are dedicated to providing our elephants with the highest quality-of-life possible. We will not tolerate practices such as elephant dancing and circus tricks, and work hard to create public awareness and to help improve the care and wellbeing of Thailand’s elephants.

Our elephant Park is near Thung Ka Ngok, a small village in Phang Nga Province about 20 minutes drive from the town of Phang Nga. Our land borders a beautiful Nature reserve and is located in a stunning, tumbling, wild fertile forest. As such, we are isolated from usual tourist areas, enabling our visitors to see rural Thailand in a safe, natural and exclusive way. We offer three customised visitor options as we want you to enjoy the best possible experience with these wonderful animals and learn more about them in a relaxed and absorbing way. We encourage our visitors to engage safely with our elephants and, if they would like to do so, trek bare-neck through the jungle and help feed and bath them in our freshwater pool. For more information on this, please visit our tour page.

Although we are in a rural location, we know what our visitors need and all services are provided to a very high standard. There are excellent shower and bathroom facilities, a cafeteria, shop and plenty of quiet spaces to sit and reflect. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout most of the site.

We provide complimentary transfer services for our guests who stay in the Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi and Surat Thani (Khao Sok) areas.

Our Mission

At Phang Nga Elephant Park, animal welfare is paramount. We believe responsible, ethical elephant tourism can help to save the asian elephant, but this requires a commitment to achieve the highest levels of care and husbandry. We believe strongly in human-elephant interaction but we deeply respect this magnificent animal. The elephant must always come first and we select our mahouts (elephant handlers) very carefully. It is our mission to be a role model in high animal welfare standards for elephant parks in South East Asia.

Our Location

Opening times: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm