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The Elephant Training Center Chiang Dao

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Address: 108/1 Moo 9, T. Intakhin, A. Mae Tang | Intakhin, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
Phone Number: (053) 298-553
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Elephants in training

This camp showed more the work that elephants do in the jungle. although there were some touristy activities. The setting was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

First time reviewer on TA. I'm simply trying to redeem myself after visiting and paying for clear cut abuse. My wife and I were misinformed to believe this to be a sanctuary environment and did not take the time to do our own due diligence. Although the setting was beautiful, and the caretakers were not outwardly abusive to the animals,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This camp showed more the work that elephants do in the jungle. although there were some touristy activities. The setting was good.

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a ride on and elephant and then came back on an ox-drawn wooden-wheeled cart. I'd skip the ox-cart, if possible. We then saw a demonstration of different skills. I was most impressed with the painting but the soccer was also fun and my wife really enjoyed getting a hug and hat from one of them (after tipping the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We booked this through a reputable travel agent and were explicit that we only wanted an ethical experience; what we witnessed was the complete opposite. From the moment you arrive it is clearly wrongful abuse, the elephants are chained with woeful looking eyes, one in particular was showing signs of disturbance (constant swaying & head shaking). Bull hooks are the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was a remarcable experience in chiang mai, its a place that you can't miss if you're on vacations specially with kids any age. There are variouse activities included such as elephant riding, feeding and the impressive elephant show. The crew is well trained and when you're with them you can feel how caring they are towards the elephants, which... More 

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Flint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

When we arrived we went over a bamboo suspension bridge and you could see river below. The keepers of the elephants brought them to be washed in the river to enable you to take photographs. We then went and watched a show and watched them perform, they moved around logs and even painted a picture which was fantastic. We them... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We travelled to The Elephant Training Center Chiang Dao through a Tour Organiser called Tour East, planned before we left for Thailand. The service with them was unbeatable, but the centre itself deserves so much credit.The tribe who run it do such a great job showing you the morning routine of the elephants, washing, their school where they perform tricks... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We drove by this place on our way to Chiang Dao and decided to make a stop. It cost 100 baht for the elephant show, which is totally reasonable. There's a shaky bridge to get to the elephants, make sure you hold on tight! When we got to the show area, I was so sad to see the elephants chained... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Although the grounds are beautiful, the ride was very underwhelming. The elephants are in chains and seem to be hurt by the seats placed on them. When I asked the owner if there was anyway I could sit on the elephant bareback he told me to "Go to Africa". The elephant show was sad. My husband and I just really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

First off this elephant camp is not abusing elephants in any particular way. The camp is spread on beautiful grounds. The elephants were happy and enjoyed being bathed. The show was OK and worth seeing as the elephant paints a picture which is amazing. The ride was a great way to tour the rainforest. We didn't do the bamboo rafting... More 

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