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Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp

33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Ko Chang
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Muscat, Oman
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Tallinn, Estonia
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I- sorry we liked a warm welcoming and an educational part of this trip to our children and also us. We didn`t see any painful activities to the elephants and we discoverd a jungle and found ourthelvels in the streets with the cars and motorbikes and also in the rivers with the elephant bathing at the same trip. We liked... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was quite a nice setting, and it was nice to be there, but just a bit dis enchanting. I wouldn't say that the animals were badly treated, I just wouldn't say that the elephants are seen to be important beings, more just objects. Quite rushed feeling too, go here, take photo, go there, go home. I would have appreciated... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

...as they you can read in their info flyer. All I could see were elephants chained whole day in the stables waiting for costumers. I think I don't rather want to know where they keep them during night. I made quick visit through this camp and I was disappointed. Baan should mean home. So start look after the elephants that... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great fun and was great to swim with the elephants , it's amazing to see what the elephants are like up close

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I went with my 5 year old son and we were both shocked by the way the handler treated the elefant we rode on. He had a huge hook which he was more than happy to hit his elefant with.

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