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Ta Klang villagers are descendants of the Suay or Kuay Ethnic group, who have a gift in capturing, training and keeping elephants. In the past, villagers captured wild elephants from the Thailand-Cambodia border. Today, uncertain political situations disallows them to capture any more elephants. However, Ta Klang people still keep and train elephants to join the elephant round-up in the village. Unlike northern Thailand where elephants are kept for labour, Ta Klang people consider elephants as their friends who can share the same house.

  • Open days

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Service hours

    08:00 to 17:00



  • Address

    Moo 9 and 13, Krapho, Tha Tum, Surin 32120 Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 4451 2925 

  • Mobile number

    +66 (0) 81967 5015 

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