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Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

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Address: Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket, Thailand
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Phone Number:
+66 76 260 4912
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We're a unique animal welfare and conservation project working to...

We're a unique animal welfare and conservation project working to rehabilitate unwanted or confiscated gibbons from the pet trade and tourist industry. Come visitor our centre at Bang Pae waterfall and learn about the fascinating lives of gibbons and how you can help these highly endangered animals! Open 9am - 4.30pm (except Thursday, 9am - 3pm) our centre is free of charge however entrance to the national park area where we are located is 200 Baht per adult. For information about volunteer opportunites visit our website. Please note: GRP is an active conservation project and the majority of our animals are part of an ongoing reintroduction program. A select number of gibbons can be seen from our public viewing area but visitors are not able to feed them or otherwise interact with them.

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Amazing animals, read the stories behind them

This is a rehabilitation project, these gibbons ( and some other apes ) have been rescued from captivity and are (mostly) being rehabilitated to be released back into the wild. If... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a rehabilitation project, these gibbons ( and some other apes ) have been rescued from captivity and are (mostly) being rehabilitated to be released back into the wild. If you're lucky you can hear them sing, it's a wonderful thing! Unfortunately some have been too grievously harmed and cannot survive on their own and must be kept here... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After some days on the beach we decided to visit the Gibbons Rehabilitation Project which was not very far from my hotel. It was a feel good experience. It is located 300 meters inside the parking lot of the Bang Pae National Park. They don't charge anything for the visit, but you have to pay the Park entrance fees (200... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this sanctuary whilst on holiday. We were greeted by a lovely, friendly British volunteer who spent time explaining what they do and why they do it. At the same time you can visit the waterfall and nature reserve, but it is worth noting that your entrance fee (200 bhat) does not go to the gibbon sanctuary, so if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This excellent cause is just a short stroll from the national park gate and car park. There is no entrance fee, but to enter the park you pay 200 baht each. For most people this is to visit the waterfall which is 300m further into the park. The staff at the rehab centre are helpful and enthusiastic, but if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you need a change of pace from beach days, this and the hike to the waterfall in the attached National Park is worth the trip. The GRP (Gibbon Rehabilitation Project) provides plenty of educational posters about the Gibbons (English and Thai) and have small handouts in many other languages. The Gibbons that are permanent residents are well described and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

The work the group is doing is great. The actual gibbons are not too close, but is understandably. I would urge you too stop by and see the project and take a little hike to the waterfall. It's a nice change of pace from the rest of touristy Phuket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Good place to visit with kids and hiking. Nature, calmness and gibbons :) Really good place for family rest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is about an hour drive from Patong, but was worth the trip. It is so good to see that these animals are being looked after and that they are able to return to the jungle after being injured. Our 14 month old squealed with delight when she saw the gibbons swinging in their cages. So glad... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

If you are expecting to see closely Gibbons this is not really the place. The monkeys are quite far and behind barriers. Yet, this is well explained why and therefore seems justified (tourists approaching the monkeys and disturbing etc). Therefore, I believe this place is very good in order to donate something for the rehabilitation of the monkeys but do... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) is a research division of the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand. It was established in 1992 with the aim of saving gibbons and their rainforest habitat through rehabilitation and education. The education program aims to reduce poaching and deforestation, and gain support for the project and for conservation in Thailand. The GRP is an... More 

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