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Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp

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Address: 33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
Phone Number: 039-551-474
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Had mixed feelings about this trip. The elephants didn't look very happy, though they were defeintly better taken care of than some of the other places I have seen Elephant rides... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Qingdao, China
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Qingdao, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had mixed feelings about this trip. The elephants didn't look very happy, though they were defeintly better taken care of than some of the other places I have seen Elephant rides offered. We rode the elephants into the water but didn't swim with them....the water had a lot of elephant dung in it anyways. Overall, it was nice to ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

A good priced Elephant ride, we had the 1 hour trip with a swim at the end and it was fantastic, especially the swim and to feed the elephants at the end. A must see attraction well worth the visit while we stayed on the island. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves elephants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We flew from Bangkok just for this and thankfully it was worth it. If the first day was a little touristy the second made us feel very special. Very truthful from the start."this is not perfect but as good as we can get". Chi, our guide was calm and great. The others looked a little more excitable. Day 1 was... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Though initially it was scary, went on smooth after few yards. The elephants are trained and guess less fed, eats the shrubs on the way. We took an hour trip of trekking, you can also take swimming with elephants option, which would be 90 to 120 min

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We spent a wonderful day with these grand animals!!! First we rode big elephants through a big tropical garden gradually rising higher wherefrom we could enjoy stunning views of the island and surrounding small isles. Upon arrival back to a camp we were offered some refreshments... afterwards we were entertained by young elephants. They are so smart and funny:))) Now... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

They chain the elephants up and leave them out in the heat. The elephants are all depressed and you can see them swaying back and forth. We saw a baby elephant chained up in the sun and she couldn't move. There is no slack on their chains and she was just standing with her chained leg lifted. It is so... More 

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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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