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Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

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Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 260 4912
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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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Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 260 4912
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the sanctuary as part of our trip to Bang Pae waterfall. Our guide was an english gentleman from Lincolnshire (sorry we didn't catch your name). He gave us a really interesting, informative guide to the sanctuary and their work. What an amazing job...More

Thank katieeee22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Realistically this felt like a zoo in the national park. The animals at the front were the permanent ones who were unable to be rehabilitated, and showed repetitive behaviour. Smallish cages, separate from other animals, and a bit sad. Apparently the animals for rehabilitation are...More

Thank WolffieNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small project which is underfunded and receives no money from the government, but is doing amazing work. It is run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers from all over the world. We were so impressed by the work they do, but horrified by...More

Thank Choochoochaboogie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) and got the tour from Nathan, one of the volunteers there. It is a small place, but they do very important work to try to bring the native gibbon population back to Phuket. There are people actively trying...More

1  Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is a wonderful chance to truly understand the damage tourism and deforestation is doing to these beautiful creatures. More people like these are needed!! Please visit if you have the opportunity and support their work.

Thank Auscat11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great work, staffed mostly by young foreign volunteers. Surprisingly small place with just outdoor info boards, a volunteer table, small gift & donations shop plus 3 cages. Apparently most of the gibbons were across the river and not open to viewing by the public as...More

Thank AsianGM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a super project. There work is so impressive and so inspiring. And of course the gibbons are wonderful.

Thank janpoowan
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic program, volunteers from UK gave us a very detailed explanation of program and I was thrilled that this was occurring. The area was quiet and while we where there we went for walk to see the waterfall. Was good to get away...More

1  Thank Sue E
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We have been out to this place a few times, it is always very moving. It's great to see them actually helping the Gibbons.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

A lovely British couple spoke to us about their time at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project and the work they do. Gibbons have been mistreated for years in Thailand often chained up outside restaurants, had their teeth pulled out and generally abused. The facility was established...More

Thank Andy G
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September 6, 2017|
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Response from DavidBradshaw573 | Reviewed this property |
The Gibbon Project is free. Entry to the Khao Phra Taew Royal Wildlife & Forest reserve costs 200 THB each.
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Bertie1970 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went to visit the gibbon rehab centre and walk up to the waterfall but not around the nature reserve. We spent 2 hours there in total and we had a good long chat with the rehab volunteers. It is definitely worth a... More