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Chang Sanctuary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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The elephant has been an important figure in Thai society and a significant symbol for many centuries.We are part and located in Karen hill tribe village. We are bring the elephant back to the wild We do Eco-tours that make opportunities for help local people to find appropriate jobs.
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We, like many others from trip advisor, had been semi-tricked into buying tickets from a few friendly locals. We then got back to WiFi and googled it and were very apprehensive about it. However when we got there we were introduced to our guide Yun...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank EmmaLauren2428
Reviewed June 30, 2018

My partner and I were approached by two friendly Thai locals at different times whilst visiting the Wat Phra Singh temple. They both mentioned and gave directions to Chang Sanctuary. We were served by the manager called PIM. We booked the trip with her feeling...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jparmar369
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Much like many of the reviews on this page, we were approached by a seemingly kind local who asked us about our trip and gave us general recommendations about the area we were staying in. She slipped in that Chang was the best elephant sanctuary...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Nada E
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Please don’t fall for this. We was approached by a very convincing Thai man who said he was on holiday here from Bangkok. We was visiting one of the local temples when he asked us about our trip, and advised us of this ‘elephant sanctuary’,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Leigh E
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

We were approached by two different locals in pretty rapid succession pretending to give us advice on what elephant sanctuary to visit. That obviously raised red flags and we started reading reviews. They seem pretty unethical and I hope you don't fall for their trick!

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Gretchen R
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

My previous review on this place wasn't published so I'm leaving another one as it's important nobody funds this organisation. Like many others we were tricked by a 'kind local' offering us advice on things to do in chiang mai. We really wish we didn't...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mia D
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

tldr: Don't buy this trip. Reasons bellow. We started to regret us booking this tour just few minutes after we booked it. When we started to read through the reviews we realized we have fallen for the scam used for almost every client of this...More

Date of experience: April 2018
7  Thank R3038CFpeters
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Honestly, I don't understand the poor reviews below. This Sanctuary is top notch, one of the best in Chiang Mai. Of course it takes time to get there, I would not expect elephants to be kept in the city of Chiang Mai. They have 100's...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank juliamackay2018
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We did our research on elephant parks and this wasn't even on our list, but we were approached by someone on the street claiming that his sister was an elephant doctor and she said this place was the best... okay we totally fell into a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Clinton F
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We were approached by a man in the street who gave us ideas on what to do in Chiang Mai and also highly suggested Chang Sanctuary- because it was small tour and ethical. It wasn’t far down the street so we decided to go in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank toniae338
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