We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 22/4 Moo 3, Ko Chang, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 89 247 3161

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 215 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
The elephants seem well cared for

I enjoyed my experience here. The mahout let me ride on the elephant's neck as we were getting closer to the end and I really enjoyed that because I felt like I got to bond with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Charlotte J
,
Bangkok, Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review

215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

When visiting Thailand, I wanted to get some closer experience with elephants. I think this was the best place I could have found. 1, The camp is in actual rainforest and not somewhere on a roadside. 2, The owners are nice people and speak some English. 3, The variety of experience with elephants they offerbis pretty wide: You can ride... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I enjoyed my experience here. The mahout let me ride on the elephant's neck as we were getting closer to the end and I really enjoyed that because I felt like I got to bond with the elephant. The only thing I didnt like was that the mahout tried to sell me some jewelry made of elephant's hair. That was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vantaa, Finland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

During my recent trip to Koh Chang (Elephant Island) one thing I most wanted to do was to spend some time with these magnificent animals. After some research on the internet I had already chosen Ban Kwan Chang which is not located along the main roads or in the villages but separately in the jungle some 15 minutes drive from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Liked that the elephants were away from the main road. Elephant welfare was top of the agenda.we had a great time here and would recommend a visit, especially if you like animals to be looked after well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Welwyn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have never been close to an elephant before, neither has my wife, we are not animal trainers of any description but we are very aware that in this world there are certain places and groups of individuals who do not treat animals they way they should. This camp is wonderful and everything I saw was edged toward the happiness... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Torbay
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Run in conjunction with the Asian Elephant Trust which aims to keep elephants in their natural surroundings, this is a genuine elephant camp in an authentic jungle setting. As well as swimming withe elephants and washing them, guests can take a 40 minute trek through the rain forest. Give the mahout your camera and you are guaranteed plenty of pix... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Tour on Elephant in the jungle Was ok, the elephants are fantastic, but we did se a chained elephant, rocking back and forth. The mahuts had put up a sign Said: naughty.. The Elephant Was clearly NOT thriving. But very stressed! I Took 2 short videos: put it on youtube: Ban kwan 1, Ban kwan 2. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY6EW3uPebU

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Geneva
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I checked TripAdvisor to see which camp was most recommanded, I was appalled to read some of the comments on the others and was still a bit cautious while at Ban Kwan. We took the two hour ride directly from our hotel reception which costed us 1'500 bat (incl. pick-up and drive back to the hotel)..it was worth every penny.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Athens, Ohio
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our 2 hour bathing and riding the elephants trip. I was really worried about the elephants being abused or mistreated but from the short 2 hours we were there I didn't see anything alarming. The riders all seemed kind. Swimming with and bathing the elephants was really neat but know the water at this time of year... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ban Kwan Chang also viewed

 

Been to Ban Kwan Chang? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ban Kwan Chang and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Ban Kwan Chang staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?