White Elephants

White Elephants, Yangon (Rangoon): Hours, Address, White Elephants Reviews: 2/5

White Elephants
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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jn897212
Auckland, New Zealand92 contributions
Friends
I don't know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't elephants chained by the foot with barely any room to move around. A handler threw some sort of edible on the ground for them to pick up and eat. One poor elephant was rocking back and forth from front feet to back feet, clearly distressed. I had a hard time sleeping the night I saw this. I think it would be a much more impressive display to see the elephants happy in a suitable enclosure.
Written January 6, 2020
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JamesHarry W
Mullumbimby, Australia658 contributions
Solo
Don't go , it made me cry . I wanted to come back at night and free them !
Written July 12, 2012
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Finlay122
Perth, Australia692 contributions
Couples
We happened to ask our guide whether there were still white elephants in Myanmar and he took us here. We hadn't planned to visit and did not know what to expect. It was so sad. These beautiful creatures are chained up and stand on a concrete plinth day in and day out. They are clearly suffering from stress and sway from side to side. i feel quite ashamed that I was party to paying for this so called attraction. I don't recommend a visit.
Written December 14, 2014
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Amanta35
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visiting this place Dec 30,2019. Amazing and adorable animal. i paid 6.5$ for a huge tray of Banana, sugar cane, corn etc. for them. Please to see them enjoyed eating .Please come to see this lovely Elephant and feed them your heart will be melt when you see then enjoy their fruits you bought.
Written December 31, 2019
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Dougie679
Sutton in Ashfield, UK29 contributions
Friends
If you want to see pain and dispare, this is the place for you, was told by my guide that they had no trainers in the country, so they had to keep them chained up 24 hours a day, This needs to be addressed, and the animals freed as soon as possible ,
Written April 11, 2013
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TassieRetired
Hobart, Australia155 contributions
Couples
These so called white elephants are actually sort of dirty pink in colour. They are chained up on view and are obviously stressed. These animals have not been bred in captivity but have been captured from the wild. My advice is don't go.
Written November 12, 2012
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Bebony
Phuket, Thailand31 contributions
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For an animal that is supposedly spiritual and revered by Buddhists, it is appalling that the three elephants are tied up and clearly not treated well. We were taken here by our tour guide on our way to our hotel in downtown Yangon. We were straight off the plane and a little dazed, and had we have given it more thought then we would have definitely said no. The three elephants are apparently 'white' elephants (they don't look white at all - grey at best) and were captured from the wild and brought to this centre. The elephants are tied up on 3m chains on their ankles, and have nowhere to move. You can tell they are going mad from the swaying and pacing. Apparently one of the larger elephants killed or injured another elephant recently so they had to separate them even more. Do not visit, and do not contribute money to this awful place. Avoid, and consider giving your money instead to a local animal welfare society that might be able to help them.
Written February 28, 2015
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welshman279
North Wales307 contributions
Couples
Awful, the elephants are chained to the floor, and can't even walk. Whilst the White elephant is considered lucky I can't believe the poor animals are treated like this. shocking.
Written October 12, 2014
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Karen958
Cairns, Australia6 contributions
Friends
DO NOT GO! I was there last week (7/11/13) and thought I was going to see some statues. It took only 2 seconds to see that these poor creatures are being tortured by their short shackles, bored out of their senses, rocking back and forth!!! I left immediately and asked the tour guide not to offer it as an option to other visitors.
Written November 11, 2013
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salamisister
Hong Kong, China86 contributions
Friends
White elephants are auspicious animals for Bhuddhists in Myanmar but unfortunately their idea of looking after the white elephants is very different from what the rest of us might expect. Removed from the jungle and kept at a government run pavillion, they are chained up, cannot move back or forth and two of them looked like they were in a trance just rocking back and forth. We were there less than 5 minutes. Distressing.
Written May 19, 2013
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