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Thai Elephant Conservation Center

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Address: Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
Phone Number: *66-054-2478
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This 300-acre area consists of an elephant hospital and training school,...

This 300-acre area consists of an elephant hospital and training school, which help to conserve the Thai elephants and protect them from extinction.

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Elephants Earning their Own Way

This conservation center a great place to visit to learn about elephants in Thailand and efforts underway to protect them today. Horse dung paper products and paintings done by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This conservation center a great place to visit to learn about elephants in Thailand and efforts underway to protect them today. Horse dung paper products and paintings done by elephants are for sale as a way to pay for the cost of taking care of these elephants. Unlike some animal attractions in Thailand, this place had a good feel about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Thai Elephant Conservation Center a couple of years ago with friends. We drove there early morning and we had some food with us. There was a minimal fee (I forgot how much) to get to the site. We were in time for the bathing of the elephants. You can ride an elephant if you want and they do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Thai Elephant Conservation Center is definitely an experience you'll never forget! We drove up early from Chang Mai. The drive was exactly an hour, so we arrived around 9am. I think because we got there early, there weren't any crowds. We immediately started an elephant ride. They offer 10, 30, and 60 minute rides. Some of you may be... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is a short distance out of Lampang towards Chiang Mai it is well established and caters for visitors or tour groups. The grounds are well kept and this also shows in the care given the beautiful elephants they have, young and old. Be prepared for a couple of hours easy walking and cameras are a must. Great for... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go'n visit TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center) to love'n take care of elephants with compassion, empathy, respect, peace and harmony. Unforgetable experience to ride an elephant "a cru" with no seat, directly on the back of one elephant, with your two hands on ils brain... For an incredible non verbal communication.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having wanted to go to an Elephant sanctuary/center for as long as i can remember but not knowing which one to go too as there are many choices and options. We had a lovely guide given to us from our travel agent and she recommended this Conservation Center. I was not disappointed. Having watched them bathe, joined in a game... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My kids n I loved it. We attend the mahout course twice. However they are booked out during June and July. This is far better than others cuz there is a hospital, cemetery, paper factory and gas production from elephant poop. As a mom of city kids, this helps my kids to be more in tune with nature and away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Who doesn't have "ride an elephant" on their bucket list? Okay, so it's not bareback, but it's still wonderful to be that close to these beautiful creatures. The show isn't all that great, but I would definitely recommend the ride and a general stroll around the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Great conservation place for elephants. Bring the kids along for them to learn about elephant and enjoy seeing elephants bath, they can even paint and play football !! An enjoyable trip and you can donate to the conservation of elephants in Thailand. The place is well kept and the elephants are fed and treated well too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved every second. Amazing place for elephants. Booked a private tour with Viator. Our guide Bat (Mr Jo driver) was excellent. Fed them 20B for food, watched them bathe, skills show incl. them painting, elephant ride 250B pp, lovely lunch then stopped at elephant sculpture craft house on way back and colour factory where you could paint a ceramic... More 

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