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Ban Kwan Chang

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Magnificent! Calm and peaceful. The elephants deserve our respect and of course our support

Ok, so a visit like this is always subject to an inner discussion: to go or not to go. Is this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dinxperlo, The Netherlands
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Ban Kwan Chang Elephant Camp

Bathing the elephant in the river was a lot of fun as well as feeding bananas the the five or six... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2019
Laval, Canada
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22/16 Moo 4 | Ko chang Subdistrict, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The elephants were very badly treated,they are chained. Please don't support this type of tourism were animals are unhappy.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rue E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so a visit like this is always subject to an inner discussion: to go or not to go. Is this ethical or not? But visiting the Ban Kwan Chang elephant camp was an absolute highlight. I guess opening your heart as wide as possible...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

eliphants chained up swaying from side to side with an unhappy woman in charge this is not for me thank you place looks dirty

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

Bathing the elephant in the river was a lot of fun as well as feeding bananas the the five or six elephants We also had a nice ride on the back of a very gentle 27-year old female. There are however two things we did...More

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank turtleworshipper
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We love animals. The elephants are treated cruelly. It is not the peaceful sanctuary. I have contacted Asian Elephant Foundation who sponsors them to let them know about the abusive nature of the keepers.

Date of experience: January 2019
10  Thank 585paolo
Reviewed January 11, 2019

About five minutes in to a ninety minute elephant ride, I realized I don't really like riding on elephants. But who's fault is that ? The elephant was non too happy carrying my fat butt around either. And then I worried it would go insane...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

English and Chinese comment.(中文在最下面,希望華人都不要來被騙、敲詐) This is a very bad experience in my trip. 這是超糟糕的地方。 During the riding time,the drive took us to a private place and sell over-expensive souvenirs to us.He said this is for elephants food.We didn't pay.After that,he use hammer hit this elephant...More

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank 891chiyingl
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Do not go here, as we went past on the way to the waterfall they were chained up with no food or water and we’re swaying psychotically and looked very distressed. Anything that advertises riding elephants involves abuse. Do not visit! It’s a con and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
6  Thank Charlottemisha
Reviewed November 22, 2018

what to say this is an excellent experience yet there is the factor of keeping large animals chained up we went for a walk into the forest with the elephants where they were unsaddled and we swam (kind of) with them which was a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank toby975
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

A really nice place in the forest! I am not a specialist, but the people there treat the elephants with respect. They control the elephants by voice and words, not by violence! Everybody who tell something different wasn’t there. The mahuts love the elephants! They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Precious S
January 30, 2017|
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Response from aber w | Reviewed this property |
You know what happens to those Elephants when there are no Sanctuaries? They will be killed cause no one can afford to pay for them! Call it a necessary evil. But there is no more natural place where they can live freely... More
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November 29, 2016|
Response from dkelliott01 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what to tell you lol. I found it on here and reviewed it.