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Ban Kwan Chang

Address: 22/4 Moo 3, Ko Chang, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 89 247 3161
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Ranked #11 of 38 things to do in Ko Chang
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Vantaa, Finland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
4 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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 

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Torbay
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8 reviews 8 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 

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 helpful votes 4 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

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Geneva
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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 

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Athens, Ohio
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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I opted for the trek as well as washing the elephant. It was an incredible experience. I was a bit skeptical as I have heard about the trearment of elephants in Thailand but the trainers were so gentle, patient and calm with their elephant you could see the bond they have (mine was singing to his as she walked). It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The elephants are former workers and entertainers, now retired, which is reassuring as it means that they have not been taken as wild elephants and treated badly. Treks are into the nearby rain forest/jungle, with about 45 minutes aboard, 30 minutes for the bathing if you take the 2 hour option. While staying on Koh Chang with a mixture of... More 

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Okotoks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This sanctuary for Thailand's mainland, threatened female elephants is pretty cool, and you really should check it out. Riding the elephants is one thing but swimming with them an entirely different experience. Be sure to get in the water and scrub those elephants with the brush - it's hard to tell which one likes it more, the elephant or the... More 

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