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Thai Elephant Conservation Center

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Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
+66 66 054 2478
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Great experience

This was my second visit and it still does not let down. Nice show where is shows the work that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
wookier
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Fort Drum, New York
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First time elephants

I was absolutely surprised by elephants, how they looks and thinks... Everything was nice and cool... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LackiProBarman
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Nitra, Slovakia
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This 300-acre area consists of an elephant hospital and training school, which help to conserve the Thai elephants and protect them from extinction.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
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+66 66 054 2478
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit and it still does not let down. Nice show where is shows the work that they were once used for. I did learn on this trip, that the elephant rides end at 330 in the afternoon due to schedule. Also,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was absolutely surprised by elephants, how they looks and thinks... Everything was nice and cool until i have seen one small bloody scar on the head of one Elephant and that was really not a nice view!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spend 3 days and 2 nights here in the homestay. The homestay itself is very basic. We had a room to ourselves with 3 twin beds and a bathroom. Definitely not anything fancy, but it's liveable and private. Fern coordinated everything...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were supposed to be staying here for 6 days & paid £1000 for 6 days. We were given what can only be described as a derelict shed to stay in. I appreciate it’s in the jungle, but there was blood on the floor from...More

2  Thank traceywhite2003
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

I was really excited about coming to the Elephant Conservation however left feeling worried for the animals. I didnt like to see the elephants in there housing sheds standing on concrete slabs with chains around there ankle. Also was really disappointed with the Elephant riding...More

1  Thank Jade L
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

An own car or driver is required. Show is fine, elefants seem to be treated well. Elefant riding is also possible, even for kids alone. Relaxed place - our kids loved it.

2  Thank schappi4
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We left early to get the before the groups of tourists arrive. On this particular day there were a lot of Thai school children whichI thought was very positive. First we went on an elephant ride for 30 mins (you can also go for 1...More

1  Thank ivyCharlotte4
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Of all "elephant places" I visited this places demonstrates most respect for these impressive animals giving me hope there is some future for them. I hope part of the entrance fee is really used to realize more improvements and positive projects.

1  Thank Lucas D
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

I came here after visiting the Elephant Hospital next door. I really wanted to do something ethical with Elephants and Elephant Nature Park was booked out. I heard that this place is run by the Government and not as bad (exploitative) as others so I...More

10  Thank Eeevvvvee
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

We took the one hour elephant ride. It was a beautiful ride through rivers and forest at a leisurely pace while the elephant grazed along the way. The Mahout was patient and the elephant well cared for. The ride was a bit rocky but enjoyable...More

Thank dmcvay
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mai P
March 16, 2017|
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Response from magpiefan1881 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of, you would have to contact the conservation centre.
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alitelsey
January 31, 2017|
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Response from Grant G | Reviewed this property |
Very Difficult, go with a crowd and share a taxi is the best option
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CanadaSusan
June 30, 2016|
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Response from Weberman | Reviewed this property |
It's approximately 1 hour drive. Well worth it.
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