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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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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
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Woking, UK
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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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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 

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Vantaa, Finland
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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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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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 

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Torbay
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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 

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