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Ban Kwan Chang

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Address: 22/16 Moo 4 | Ko chang Subdistrict, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 81 919 3995
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Great experience with elephants

Picking up from the hotel at the time as agreed. We got fruits and refreshments before riding the elephants. Nice ride. We enjoyed it very much. Except the too eager selling of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were initially apprehensive about funding a 'zoo' style attraction in Thailand following previous experiences elsewhere in the country. We therefore checked this attraction out before committing and found that it is well respected and that the animals are truly looked after and cared for. We were not disappointed. Upon arrival, its immediately clear that these animals are in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Picking up from the hotel at the time as agreed. We got fruits and refreshments before riding the elephants. Nice ride. We enjoyed it very much. Except the too eager selling of the bracelets and rings. Our family already bought one item and they wanted us to buy even more from the other driver.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I attended with retreat group. I was impressed with how the elephants are taken care of. We were able to not only ride, but swim with them in a swimming hole. Each handler took pride of their elephant, and shared their knowledge. Be prepared with swim attire and have enough Bhatt to purchase souvenirs at th the end of your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Did a lot of research online before i decided to go here. We were two people. Felt we were rushed through everything. no body really explained anything and when we asked questions, a mumble came back unless it was something they wanted to tell us. It was nice that they offered to take pictures for us, but i felt it... More 

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Peyton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was a tourist concession to Heather on our recent trip to Thailand. Having heard the horror stories of animal maltreatment in some elephant camps, we went to the one that had the best reviews -- yet still had many bad reports. As a horse rancher and animal rescuer at home, I looked at the facility with a discerning eye.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

See review below mine on the issues here. The problems with the place were obvious from the baby elephant chained out front (as advertising, presumably) on about a foot-long chain. The poor thing kept lifting the foot in quivering pain. It's true, it's better than the place up the road, where the elephants are chained in bays, like they're rental... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We researched elephant camps as we fully understand all the animal welfare issues. We were staying next to a camp in Kai Bae and didn't like the look of it at all. At Ban Kwan Chang though the elephants seemed calm and happy, they lived deep in the rainforest and we saw no evidence of the abuse or scars mentioned... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Read a good review on iamkohchang.com saying Ban Kwan Chang is the best elephant camp on Koh Chang and the elephants are treated well. I regret being that naïve. Did the 2 hour trip which started off with giving the animals a bath in the river. Nothing all too bad here, but alarm bells started going off since I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

this was fun and adventurous and great for exploring the place with them the care taker was very friendly!

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The place quite far but worth to visit. There are no case for elephants, just let them live around with the forest atmosphere. this is very good for elephants.

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Address: Address: 22/16 Moo 4 | Ko chang Subdistrict, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 81 919 3995
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Trat Province  >  Ko Chang

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