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Baanchang Elephant Park

2,124 reviews
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Baanchang Elephant Park
Baan Chang Elephant Park is a unique, small Thai family-run Eco-Park with 100% Thai owner, not a chain or part of a large tourist organization. We are dedicated to providing our elephants with the highest quality-of-life possible. We will not tolerate practices such as elephant dancing and circus tricks, and we work hard to create public awareness and to help improve the care and well being of Thailand’s elephants.
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Overview
Baan Chang Elephant Park is a small Thai family-run Park. Our family has cared for elephants for over 30 years, with each generation learning something new about the Asian elephant and their welfare. The Park is like a typical small, rural Thai village.
Animal welfare is paramount at Baan Chang Elephant Park. We consider that responsible and ethical elephant tourism will help to save the Asian elephant, but requires the highest level of care and husbandry. We are AGAINST unnatural and abusive practices and strive constantly to improve animal welfare and to promote education with the standard of “Elephant Conservation in Action”
We are determined to provide our elephants with the highest quality of life possible and our strong belief in human-elephant interaction is what makes Baan Chang Elephant Park so special. Our visitors are able to have a life-enhancing experience with these magnificent animals and learn about them in a natural and relaxed environment.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did quite a lot of research before coming to Chiang Mai, regarding legitimate ethical sanctuaries. We are glad we did, as we felt that Baanchang offered a safe environment, on the whole, for the elephants. We were pleased to see that no chains were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul T
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

We had a great time at this elephant park. What's most important is that the park treats the elephants respectfully. There were no chains, no riding and no hooks (believe they do carry a poke in their bag, but they hadn't used it at all)....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lazyism T
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Amazing and committed staff dedicated to the welfare of these gentle animals. We had an incredible experience that we will never forget!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MatteoFromUSA
Baan Chang E, Manager at Baanchang Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TA Thanks for your support and visited us. We are happy to hear that and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Tinar

Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We loved everything about BaanChang!! The pickup was friendly and efficient, the elephants are well treated, the pictures that were taken were beautiful. This is perfect for all ages. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I will echo the chorus of "amazings" from other reviews. Also that there is absolutely no riding and these elephants are treated with amazing care. But let me share a few things not present in other reviews. First, a woman on our tour forgot a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

We did a 1/2 day tour to the elephant camp which started at 6:30 am. Very early which worked out well as it’s very warm come the afternoon. The elephant camp runs on donations only and needs many tourists to help sustain their overhead. We...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

Definitely it's my highlight in Chiang Mai ,and the Baanchange Elephant park was the best and right choice. I pretty enjoyed the time spent with elephants. I could see they felt secured, safe and happy there. They treated the elephants humanely and the guide Dang...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leek2664
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

I visited Baanchang in December and had the most fantastic day. They really care about their elephants and they appear to be well cared for. I was picked up from my hotel and dropped back there at the end of the day. You get lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Seasue65
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

We decided on the day care package and what a great day we had. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the park. On arrival we were offered refreshments before being provided with a change of clothes. We then got to meet...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

What a amazing experience! Our expectations were huge but the reality was even better than that. We did spend one day at Baanchang Elephant Park in December 2018, the peak season in Thailand. We were warmly welcomed and the guide was passionate about the elephants...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Jevy13 | Reviewed this property |
We booked it at the front desk of our hotel. Ask them for help and they will make sure that everything is sorted out for you :) it is an incredible experience you will not be disappointed
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00Marie00
April 3, 2018|
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I did get a reply when I asked again. They confirmed our date with a receipt so all my worries are gone. The email in their website does work.
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February 10, 2018|
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Response from 340esztert | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, We have booked the tour few days before we went and we didn't get the email confirmation either. I just popped into their office the day before the tour was booked (the office is located in central so easy to find... More
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