Elephant World, Surin

Elephant Interaction in Ban Ta Klang

The main attraction at Ban Ta Klang is this circus-like elephant show, where elephants, led by hook-wielding mahouts, are forced to perform tricks and stunts to a backdrop of loud music and megaphone commentary. The more tricks they do, the more food the audience feeds them, and the more money the audience gives their mahouts. It's very popular with Thai tourists, but bear in mind that the tricks performed cannot be taught without hurting the elephants.