Thailand Road Trip – Phitsanulok Sappraiwan Resort Elephant Sanctuary

In this video Gift and I bring you along on a road trip with friends Jonny & Som. Join us as we travel to Phitsanulok Elephant Sanctuary. After visiting the resort for two days, Stay Tuned as we continue our travels to Chiang Mai. Follow me on Instagram at joegreenwtf and email me at joegreenwtf@gmail.com
Resort Info:
www.sappraiwan.com
PH +66 (0) 81-533-7288
1/79 Moo 2, Wangthong – Lomsak road @284 km.
Keangsopha, Wangthong, Phitsanulok, Thailand

104 comments

  1. Thanks Joe Unfortunately our brothers and sisters in the fire service are being push to the point of exhaustion, we’ve lost 3 firefighters contracted with us firm to lay water or retardants, fire service is like a big family, great video, anxious to see what next since you’ve purchased a nice suv 🚙 🇺🇸

  2. Thanks for that Joe how much to stay there I’ll be in phitsanulok next weekend make sure u go to the walking street markets there tonight only have those markets on Saturday night plus there a restaurant there called steak heaven really good steakhouse plus have good Thai food to at a good price say hello to Jonny for me I caught up with him this time last year in hua hin and went to ians restaurant twice while I was there

    1. @Foreigner Joe thanks for that next time we will book there we have booked a hotel in the city called the bed stayed there last 2 times New hotel good prices plus the beds r soft to have all her family coming this time and waterpark on Monday next week

  3. Hi Joe and Gift, My thoughts and prayers go out to our American fire fighters and their families. Greater love hath no man than this,that he lay down his life for his friends. Thank you for the great video,beautiful.

  4. I like how your displaying that life in Thailand is so tranquil. so calm. I am living in a city that is hustling and bustling day in day out. it is so stressful in the city

  5. Another great video my friend. You have a knack for finding the most beautiful and peaceful places in Thailand. Glad to see you are already getting maximum value out of the SUV.

  6. HEY JOE AND GIFT, I HAD NOT HEARD ABOUT THE 3 FIREFIGHTERS IN AUSTRALIA BUT I’M NOT THAT SURPRISED. IT IS SUCH A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE COUNTRY, I’M SURPRISED THERE’S NOT MORE PEOPLE DYING. I’M SURE A LOT OF THEM WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH INHALING A LOT OF SMOKE WHEN ALL THE FIRES ARE PUT OUT. I’M GONNA DO A LITTLE RESEARCH ON THE AREAS THAT HAVE BURNED BECAUSE I THINK I WANT TO MAKE ANOTHER TRIP TO AUSTRALIA TO DIVE THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AGAIN. IT WILL PROBABLY BE MY LAST SCUBA DIVING BECAUSE I HAVE DEVELOPED A LUNG PROBLEM. NOT GONNA KILL ME BUT I DON’T WANT TO PUSH MY LUCK. I UNDERSTAND YOU GUYS AND CHUCK AND PAIGE ARE BOTH THINKING ABOUT DOING THE SAME. JUST MAKE SURE YOU GO SCUBA AND NOT JUST THE SNORKELING. IT’S STILL PRETTY WHEN YOU SNORKELING BUT IT’S 10 TIMES MORE BEAUTIFUL WHEN YOU DO IT SCUBA DIVING. I ALSO SUGGEST YOU PAY THE EXTRA MONEY FOR A GUID TO DIVE WITH YOU BECAUSE HE/SHE KNOWS WHERE ALL THE GOOD STUFF IS SO YOU GET A LOT MORE FOR YOUR MONEY.

    HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE ELEPHANT THING.

  7. Joe nice place . looks so relaxing there. Can’t wait to see the next video. Sad about the fire fighters going down.You see China has that bad virus going on.

  8. Looks so relaxing there! ( until some jerk starts flying is drone that is…HAHAHA) just kidding brother. So beautiful, I’ll be waiting to see more footage. Enjoy brother…….

    1. thomas anders
      The majority of the fires by far have been lightning strikes, but dozens of the thousands were started by arsonist and close to 150 started accidentally by negligence (machinery, cigarettes, unlawful burning etc…) I have a friend that is a captain in one of the NSW fire brigades that gave me these figures.

  9. Since I don’t watch the news and have been even staying off Facebook, I had not heard of the tragic loss of the fire fighters. My heart is truly broken for them and for the families, friends and co-workers. 😪💔
    On a positive vibe, what a gorgeous resort. And to be what looks like the only people there, just wow! Nice! Enjoy!

  10. Nice drone footage, and another entertaining video, the resort looks ideal. Enjoy your trip guys, stay safe and don’t forget to keep sharing the experience …and a happy Chinese New Year!

  11. A good introductory video about the coming adventures and I am really looking forward to watch more. My regards and salute to the fire fighters of Australia for their bravery, professionalism and fearless work.

  12. Joe is fast becoming one my favorite Thai based vloggers . Very good content and very pleasantly spoken, always respectful of Thai people and and places. Well done Joe

  13. Thank you uncle Joe for shareing because I won’t travel for my FEAR OF FLYING so get to see the world through you ❤️❤️💗💗❤️❤️❤️💗

  14. It looks a amazing place to stay I could imagine wakening up at 6 o’clock and sitting there on the porch listening to the birds with a mug of coffee chilli out that’s my kind of holiday.
    “Respect” for giving a shout out for the brave men and women who have been involved in the fires which have engulfed huge parts of Australia, it’s a pity that the fires where started by idiots” sorry for getting a bit political your channel isn’t the place for a debate”

  15. Very very good resort indeed : perfect for a tourist stay for some weeks. Drone footage helps to display the area from above and that’s great. I am waiting for watching your meeting with the elephants 😉 …

  16. Once again nice drone footage. I don’t know if others have mentioned but the volume is very low difficult to hear you even after I turn up the volume to max on my iPad.

  17. Really wonderful Video Joe, great job you really have improved tremendously since you began doing videos, I recently drove up to Chiang Mai from Bangkok myself and had I have known about this resort I would have loved to had visited this place. Nevertheless looking forward to more videos!

  18. Hey joe that suv is another weapon in your arsenal along with the drone, on my last trip to thailand it was like I had the place to myself in a lot of places,gift is certainly enjoying the high life now with the new wheels,i am not to sure about her bed checks tho, we all know thais can sleep on a clothes line,.! bring on CM,cheers,.J&G.
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  19. UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — After a Northeast Ohio was detained at an airport in Bangkok, Thailand in what appears to be an ongoing “bullet-in-bag” scheme to detain and extort travelers, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is calling for the U.S. State Department’s attention to possible schemes that aim to extort money from travelers.

    At the end of 2019, University Heights resident Michael Jones took a vacation to Thailand, but things took a turn for the worse after he was detained by authorities because they claimed Jones had a single bullet inside his backpack. Since his detainment, his family has asked local, state and national politicians for help. His case caught the attention of Senator Brown’s office.

    In a letter to the U.S. State Department, Brown called on action from the department to inform American travelers about possible schemes.

    I write to you today to raise concerns regarding the safety of Americans as they travel abroad and the steps that the Department takes to inform travelers of security concerns when they are far from home. It has come to my attention that some employees in foreign airports have resorted to a “bullet-in-luggage” scheme, which has led to the arrest and detention of travelers in both the Philippines and Thailand. The actions by these employees have had a lasting physical, mental, and monetary impact on travelers, and if the Department is aware of such schemes, it should make the information public and inform Americans of the dangers prior to travel.

    Starting in 2015, media reports indicated that employees at the Manila airport in the Philippines would place a single bullet in a traveler’s luggage, which would then lead to detention after screening at security, charges, and subsequently legal fees. Since 2017, additional media sources noted the same scam at Subvarnabhumi airport in Thailand. When Americans travel abroad, it is incumbent upon them to take security considerations into account, however, if there are local employees involved in an illegal scheme to detain and extort travelers, the Department should take action to alert travelers and notify the countries of these scams. Airport security is of the utmost importance, however, our government should push reform efforts so that no other traveler has to go through such a terrible ordeal. I request a briefing regarding what the Department knows about this scheme or others like it, and what steps it has taken to inform American travelers of these concerns.

    I appreciate the work that your office has done on behalf of Americans abroad, and I look forward to a quick response.
    Jones’ parents, Tanya Durden-Jones and Mike Jones, said their son took a vacation to Thailand alone for his 37th birthday.

    He had a great time in Thailand, but when it was time to come home, there was a problem at the airport.

    Security at the airport claimed he had a single bullet in his bag.

    “He had nothing, and when he tried to explain that to them, it’s like you really can’t challenge their authority there,” Durden-Jones said.

    Michael Jones was held at the airport and was only allowed to go free after his parents sent thousands of dollars through their bank to a law firm in Thailand to pay for an attorney and bail.

    “If we did not do that, he can do 20 years for a single bullet in his duffel bag,” Durden-Jones, who said she and her husband consulted with the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, said. “So of course, that’s what we did, because they have our son.”

    But Jones isn’t allowed to leave Thailand yet. His parents said Thai authorities say he must remain there until March, possibly for a court appearance, but his mother said his visa will expire in January.

    RELATED: Northeast Ohio man detained in Thailand after vacation

  20. We went there a lot. My wife’s family is in Phitsanulok. Nice place and nice people. Got tired of all the driving though and next time we will fly since it is so cheap.

  21. Joe and Johnny… a more odd couple there couldn’t be 555, you guys seem to be having a great time. The drone footage was great as always. It’s always a great loss when someone willing to risk their lives for others pays the ultimate price, blessings to their families 🙏🙏🙏
    Thanks for sharing, many blessings to you, Gift and family🙏
    Cheers 🍻

  22. Aussies are grateful to US Firefighters so sad, latest info looks like they were in the process of letting off their load (water) & just continued into a horrific crash/explosion. These fires meeting up are something never seen before with too many resulting deaths of people trying to defend their homes.

  23. same same, when you asked Gift when she lived there did she know it was there and she said no, well this is only 1 hour away from where my wife’s family live (Phichit) and we have never been there too, and it looks so beautiful . After watching this I will be visiting it this year. Great vid Joe.

  24. Thanks so much for your support for the fires we are experiencing at the moment in Australia. Since 1952 the US and Australia have had an exchange Program we can both depend on each others help and we say thank you. These are the worst fires we have experienced so only heaven knows what you may experience this coming summer. Once again thanks for your support and Good On Ya Mate.

    1. You are welcome my friend. I have relatives who are both police officers and firefighters in New Jersey and New York. We will always support our friends. All the best!

  25. Wow Joe you guys always stay in nice places. Thanks for sharing. The aerial view gave me goosebumps . So peaceful and undeveloped. Best to all of you in your travels.

  26. You know Joe I watch all your videos, this one I am feeling disappointed. You have elephant sanctuary in your title. I was expecting to see some real elephants.

  27. Wow looks like a great place and the shots from the air are awesome so much untouched nature there. Your room looks great. I see lots of status where are the elephants haha. Yes it is sad what is happening in Australia and I know fire fighters from all over have gone there some from Canada even. So sad some have lost their lives and I hope things will get better there.

  28. I’m sure everybody appreciates your thoughts on the tragic loss of the firefighters recently. The crash happened not too far from where my parents and sister live. Thanks for the video Joe and Gift.

  29. Very nice Joe! I use to work at Naresuan University in Phitsanulok! I didn’t know about the elephant sanctuary! I am a big elephant fan! I will see it when I return

  30. Hi Joe/Gift; for an elephant sanctuary there is a distinct absence of elephants! Recently started to follow your vlog after watching Chuck and Paige quite a lot. Love your vlogs: your commentary is very relaxed but relevant. I was supposed to visit Sukhothai in May, but of course that has been cancelled via Thai Airways. Might get across later in the year hopefully. Keep up the great work Joe/Gift thoroughly enjoyable and interesting

    1. Thank you 🙏 so much for your kind words my friend. I was told that each elephant requires so much land and that is why you see so few of them. Hopefully things will get better soon and you can visit here soon. Stay safe! All the best!

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