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Address: Saiyuan Road | Kata, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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The elephant sanctuary is up a long hill off the main road. The elephants are in an open pen, directly in the blazing sun. No shade. They looked hot and lethargic. Our elephant... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I think these guys should be kings of the jungle , Amazing enormous animals with cheeky persona, trainers had complete control and we went on a quick ride , for 30 minutes , long enough, loved the baby elephant too, monkeys are an added attraction , good value , once in a lifetime experience

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Came to Seaview with our private tour guide and got totally ripped off from beginning to the end. The half hour trek comprised of the elephant driver spending 5 minutes trying to get a snake to kill a chicken then stopping for a further 5 minutes trying to get myself and my son to buy a trinket for 300 baht.... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I went here with my friend as she wanted to ride an elephant and as soon as I got there I felt upset. Elephants looked clearly distressed, especially the baby who was swaying from side to side. They all looked in poor health conditions, so bad that I had a lump in my throat about to cry. PLEASE DO NOT... More 

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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The elephant sanctuary is up a long hill off the main road. The elephants are in an open pen, directly in the blazing sun. No shade. They looked hot and lethargic. Our elephant was visibly tired. The trainer was nice to him and didn't give any physical commands (i.e taps on the head with the axe looking thing). He gave... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went here with some visiting friends (against my will). Worst experience ever. rude stupid people chaing and hurting Elephants for your stupis amusement. The Elephants all look sad and you can see the scars where they are constantly tied up. I would rather see the idiots looking after them performing tricks but most of them look far too stupid... More 

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Havant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

lovely trip riding the elephants, nice show with the baby elephant saying hello and playing the harmonica and dancing, got a lovely kiss from the elephant and gave put some money in her trunk and she ran to the bar gave them the money and got given a basket with a bottle of milk in which she then bought back... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My first time to ride on an elephant. Its a very robust experience and many people don't support it. But this is the way elephants are kept in most countries. Very basic, but still worth doing.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you like to see your wildlife tethered to chains, forced to perform stupid tricks and looking miserable then look no further than this camp. From baby elephants to monkies cycling you will love the cruelty that this place exudes. Great for all non animal lovers and anyone who really appreciates cruelty for tourism.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We arrive and there were at least 20 other people there already or arriving around the same time. We waited for about 15-20 minutes and were one of the first to get on. As an earlier poster mentioned, the ride was far from exciting, exhilarating or even "fun". First of all I don't know who to feel more sorry for....the... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We got what we came for- elephant and monkeys- and an ATV tour- but we came away dirty and feeling that way- A bit too pricey for the experience and certainly the environment was not well cared for considering the trash, etc on the elephant walk. The Monkey Show - while the monkeys are "cute" felt more like slave labor... More 

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