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Come Visit Us !

We're here to Educate
You are welcome to visit us for a half-day, full-day or an overnight Visit, and we'll show you how these great, intelligent mammals deserve to be treated.

Come Work with us !

Help us to Maintain & Educate
Stay with us for a week and grow in your role in maintaining our foundation and helping to educate our visitors.

Our latest Rescue: Kham Phaeng

Kham Phaeng was rescued by our foundation on the 12th of December 2023. She was being ridden by tourists in a trekking camp located in Pattaya. She spent the last decade of her life being chained up by 15cm long chains on one front and one rear leg. She was never able to sleep lying down.

They used to feed her with very sharp pineapple trees which made her throat swollen & damaged.

Because of her past, she associates tourists with food. The more time she spends here, the more she understands that she does not rely on tourists to feed her and is doing very well eating by herself.

Kham Phaeng before she was rescued

Kham Phaeng before she was rescued

Kham Phaeng at Somboon

Kham Phaeng at Somboon

Elephants are tourist Magnets

These gentle giants are on everybody's bucket list when they visit Thailand.

Hands OFF Elephants Sanctuary

Our Team has seen the abuse elephants endure in places that call themselves sanctuaries, where they mislead unknowing tourists with words as 'animal friendly' and 'rescue center'.

We decided enough is enough, it's time to make a real change.

The idea was born to create a sanctuary that is a truly safe haven for elephants, where these social mammals can interact and behave naturally.

We are a non-profit hands-off elephants sanctuary, located 25 km outside of the city of Kanchanaburi and 134 km from Bangkok, Thailand. Our foundation cares for old elephants.

It's high time to boost ethical wildlife tourism




We are proud to be listed as one of the best practice venues by World Animal Protection

Discover Somboon Legacy Foundation
Every day our elephants roam freely without a schedule, there are no visitors feeding them or bathing them. We see positive changes in our elephants Malee and Kammoon's behaviour, without so many people surrounding them, they are completely free of stress.
Wild animals suffer a lifetime for the tourists entertainment.