Kulen Elephant Forest

Half day | Siem Reap

Observe the 14 resident elephants of the Kulen Elephant Forest as they roam free and unburdened, rediscover relationships and natural food, and receive the best care available.

  • Spend the day observing the elephants of Angkor as they rediscover their natural habitat.  
  • Walk alongside these gentle giants as they explore the nearby forest.
  • Contribute to the rehabilitation of the resident elephants as well the conservation of the remaining elephants in Cambodia. 
  • Retire to the base camp and enjoy a traditional Cambodian lunch.


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What to Expect:

In the foothills of the sacred Kulen Mountain, lie 1100 acres of protected forest inhabited by 14 elephants of Angkor. For 22 years, these elephants were forced to give rides to visitors in the temples of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, they roam free in their natural habitat and are living testimony of a changing world. The mission of Kulen Elephant Forest (KEF) is to provide the resident elephants with a happy and comfortable retirement, but also to offer a fun, educational approach to elephant conservation and contribute to preserving Cambodia’s remaining elephant population and their natural habitat. This unique conservation experience is available as a half-day or full-day excursion from Siem Reap and offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in the daily life of the elephants. Spend time observing them as they enjoy their natural surroundings, walk alongside them into the forest, and witness how they choose to spend their time.