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Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp

33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
039-551-474
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Ranked #11 of 16 Attractions in Ko Chang
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Heerlen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a very great experience. At first you could change your cloth into a swimming suit. They brought some water to drink and a pece of food. Then they took you to the elephants. You coulf feed them. Take pictures with them. After that eveybody could go on to the elephant ride. After about half an hour you could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We adore elephants and so do not want to cause them any distress but after a lot of research decided to pay 1500 Thai baht for a short trek and then washing the elephants in the river. The manager was very nice and passionate about their care. Do not go to the other 4 camps on koh chang

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We passed threw this horrible place because my wife and me were going to the Klong Plu waterfalls so we decided to stop to see the elephants treatment and their living conditions. It was terrible and horrible!!! Those chained elephants remained in that little space waiting to be ride by an irresponsable tourist, they are just parked as if they... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

One of the better places to go in Ko Chang if you want to take an elephant ride. We were on our ride for about an hour and 45 min and also spent time swimming with the elephants. If you are going to ride the elephants it is worth the while to get the full time and the swim with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I rated this five so everyone could see this review! It's so heartbreaking and disgusting that people even supported a place like this. Do know what Ban Kwan Chang do to their elephants especially their baby ones they torture them day and night for foreigners to give lots of money to ride these poor creatures. Do some dam research please!... More

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Muscat, Oman
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Absolutely appalling how these majestic animals are kept in captivity like this, chained and confined to a tiny enclosure. This practice should be banned and the cruelty stopped. The guide even uses a hook to beat the animals and makes them bleed just to "nudge" them forward. This is just not right and it is very shameful.

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My group of travelers had visited the Kong Plu Waterfall on Koh Chang and were heading home and we drove past the Baan Chang Elephant park after it had closed for the day. The area was deserted except for their young elephant, who was tethered all alone in a small enclosure. There was no one around and the baby elephant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a day at this park with my family. Our tour guide Sumit picked us from the hotel sharp at 8 am. After a picking a few other people, we were on our way to the camp. As described by other reviewers, we started with feeding the elephants followed by practicing sitting on a bare backed elephant & riding.... More

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wolverhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What's a wonderful day out, feed the elephants then go for a ride, take your shorts and towel and go play in the pools from the waterfalls, a truly amazing experience , my biggest concern was would they treat the elephants well and I must admit yes they do, the keepers have a great care for the animals and seem... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The experience of seeing the elepants was amazing, and you get so close to them, feeding them and bathing them which is something I will never forget. However I found it distressing to watch the elephants chained up, and occasionally saw a mahout hit the elephant with a bull hook, although usually it was just a tap it still upset... More

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