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Ban Kwan Chang

22/4 Moo 3, Ko Chang, Thailand
+66 89 247 3161
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Ko Chang
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ao nang
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were picked up from our hotel and driven to the jungle interior of koh chang to ban kwan chang elephant camp,where we were greeted with cold drink of water followed by a walk down the even colder river to wash an elephant,which was worth the money we paid on its own,had a great laugh doing it which was photographed... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is how an elephant camp should be. A truly wonderful experience. We have been on several elephant treks all over Thailand and this is the very best. Slightly difficult to find,but they do hotel pickups.

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Koh Chang
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is the only elephant camp on the island I would recommend. the elephants aren't made to walk along the busy roads, they walk through the jungle, where they belong. They are looked after and the trainers are great. The walk through the jungle is really fantastic, but quite scary for very small children, as it's hard to hold onto... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Elephant riding at its best!! The mahoots live, love and totally bond with their elephant..they will jump off and allow you to ride the ellie, while they take masses of photos of you, it was great.. The elephant bathing was just great, you can climb about on them and give them a good scrub, which they seem to love..well worth... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I'm glad that we went and tried it, but will likely never go ahead. The elephants weren't mistreated while we were there, but they have an obvious fear of the pointy scythe-looking tool the trainers have. While the tools weren't used in our presence, I wonder what happens when all the tourists go home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to visit with the elephants on Koh Chang. The good place where they are in their natural habitat, and cared for by a family that have taken care of elephants for generations. We had an excellent guide Thomas Koch. who took very good care of us. We bathed with the elephants for a long time,... More

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Guernsey, Channel Islands UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

An amazing place to interact with elephants. They appear to be extremely well looked after (unlike others I have seen). Are given a great bit of rain forest in which to carry out their treks, in the cool and the shade and seem to be well pampered. We were given the opportunity to bath them, which was as much fun... More

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brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There are a few of the elephant trekking companies but looked at the reviews and decided this would be the one... I enjoyed it, it not really hard core trekking but fun and nice to be in company of elephants.. But I think 1200 baht per person is expensive. But overall I would recommend to go and enjoy.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The day of our trek it had been raining heavily the night before. We went down to our pick up location and the guide showed up. Finally we could get excited. I think the rain was a blessing, there was only 6 of us on our trip so we got a long time bathing with the elephants, this was fun... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It was adventurous en a little fun to actually ride an elephant. BUT the elephant beating, screaming and a constant reminder to give enough TIP at the end of the ride made me rate this a poor experience... I especcially felt really annoyed by our guy (age 11?) continually telling us we have to give him at least $5 tip...... More

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