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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 #9 of 16 attractions in Ko Chang
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Bergen, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

In this camp it seems they take very good care of the elephants. We had a pleasant ride on a young and stubborn male that seems to love the food more than walking in the heat. And despite the elephant cooled him self with water or dust, he never sprayed us.

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Chico, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I enjoyed the experience of visiting this elephant camp. The guide was very helpful and the elephants were well taken care of, all females and gentle to be around, The swim was the best part of the attraction. I would recommend the two hour visit.

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