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Address: 33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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Interactive zoo

Most of the elephants are in capture so it is hard to watch them being forced to interact with people so many hours per day. It is always nice to help and feed them, pet, watch... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna Z
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing elephants on this trip to Thailand. We (my boyfriend and I) went to visit the Ban Chang Thai today after much thought and reading of the reviews, trying to figure out if it was really a good place for this animals or not. Well, since I was really curious and this is supposed to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the elephants are in capture so it is hard to watch them being forced to interact with people so many hours per day. It is always nice to help and feed them, pet, watch, but riding was not the thing I could do. It is individual thing for each and every person of course, but it is worth... More 

Thank Anna Z
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews decided against any elephant camps....on a walk I saw baby elephant chained up on short chain very dry and dusty ...the staff said I could feed for 50 baht but also refused to do that , they pretend they are sanctuaries but they are not! It's all for the money ....up to you what you do???

1 Thank michelle l
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Firstly, in terms of the experience, it was fun, very fun, everyone in my family thoroughly enjoyed it as we all managed to ride the elephant and bathe with it in the pond. We played around in the water whilst the elephant bathed. If it wasn't for the morality aspect of this attraction, I would've given it a 5-star rating.... More 

1 Thank TimB20177
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were told this was a nice friendly park to visit that is safe for elephants. However as soon as arrived I knew this was not the case. I have read about how elephants show signs of distress and I clearly saw it with these poor elephants. These animals are kept chained all day to the side... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

If you think that animal zoos are cruel by definition, don't go there. For anybody else, this is a decent elephant experience, especially for kids who haven't been close to elephants before. Feed bananas to a 6 year old elephant at the entrance or do a jungle trip with them. Yes, the mahouts all have big sticks with iron hooks,... More 

1 Thank Chroegel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Don't do it. Seriously!! We thought doing our homework prior to riding an elephant would pay dividends, it didnt. 20mins in and I wanted to do things to our guide that tripadvisor won't allow me to share... I could understand if each 'carer' was armed with this metal pole/spike for emergencies (ie if one of these beautiful 4 tonne creatures... More 

2 Thank StueyDude
Malmo, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were looking forward to see and be with elephants, but the dream became a nightmare. This park is a horrible place for the elephants who lives like slaves, they are chained and being badly treated. Are guide was beating and screaming at the elephant along the ride, he had a long stick with a hook in the end. The... More 

4 Thank PadHun007
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Take an Elephant ride and swim with the Elephant in the lagoon with clear waters. Make sure you bring a backpack with water, towel waterproof camera (if you got one) and mosquito spray. A must do.

Thank romacomyasmin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Elephant trip is so fun! Especially with Ban Cnang Thai!!! And after this trip you will get a plate fresh fruit complimentary! Amazing!

1 Thank PeanutButter55

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