Prachuap Khiri Khan is blessed with National parks: homes boasting rare wildlife from sun bears to wild elephants. Kui Buri National Park, Kaeng Krachan National Park and Sam Roi Yot are the three famous parks, nestled about 30 minutes drive from the beach town of Hua Hin and 3 hours from Bangkok. Living in the vicinity of these sanctuaries can have its pitfalls when a wild elephant breaks into your house looking for food.
The old axiom that elephants have great memories may be proven right as an elephant known as Phlai Boonchuay, broke into the same house one month after his last break in, punching a wall through the same wall.
It must be the noodles the owner makes as Phlai Boonchuay rooted around for white noodles, cooking oil and flour. Soldiers and rangers from the Conservation society Thailand had only just finished repairing the house from the elephant’s last sortie on June 6th. The good news for the villager is they’ve promised to rebuild the house lying near Kaeng Krachan National Park once more after driving the elephant away.