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Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp

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33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
+66 39 551 474
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DONT do it... 😰😰

I love elephants. They are such majestic creatures and have over the last few years researched... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Trinity63
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Not for the faint hearted.

Totally regretted this excursion. It was lovely to see such beautiful animals, they had lots of fun... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Lewiseames
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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+66 39 551 474
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I love elephants. They are such majestic creatures and have over the last few years researched them. Asian elephants are on the decline so to see them chained from the roadside made my heart lurch! I went into the camp with NO intention of riding...More

1  Thank Trinity63
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Totally regretted this excursion. It was lovely to see such beautiful animals, they had lots of fun in the rock pool too. how ever the way they were treated was heart breaking. One of the elephants on our trek was older and slower, and paid...More

1  Thank Lewiseames
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

If you have a fondness for the big grey creature with the long trunks, visit this camp in Koh Chang. Here they let you just come and visit and have photos with the elephants. We often just ask before we go up to an elephant...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Horrified at the way the poor elephants from this place were treated at Kai Bae beach today. People paying to jump from their backs into the water, ride them, climb on their heads, their faces... Horrible, and scary to think how they must have been...More

4  Thank Rjburns85
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

We learned so much from these "camps", animal abuse at its best. We left and went to an animal sanctuary instead that actually let us interact and learn more about these beautiful creatures. We will NEVER try this again.

3  Thank TessyBenz
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

I feel somewhat guilty about going since there's obviously the argument that the elephants should be wild, but also they seem to be treated well. They really love to swim! They offer pick up and drop off from your hostel if you book with a...More

Thank Camilla W
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

My family and I went to swim with baby elephants. It was just amazing. Baby elephants just loves to play in the water.We had a best time from our holiday. Will go again next time for sure.

1  Thank CalgaryLarry
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We were thinking of going but when I looked at the elephants looked distressed. Just do your research on how these animals are trained to allow humans to ride them. I recommend the elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai where you walk with then and give...More

9  Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We visited to look at prices and conditions of the elephants. Soon turned around as they all looked so stressed and uncomfortable. In areas where they can hardly move. Wasn't a pleasant sight and we decided we wouldn't fund such an business. After all the...More

5  Thank helene n
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Mixed feelings becouse i'm not sure how ethical this is. My kids love it. And the elephants was great. We feed them bananas and went for the ride with no swimming. I think the elephants look they are good kept but of course they wan't...More

1  Thank Kaisa L
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