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“Saving the Gibbons”

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
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$81.57*
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4-Waters Eco-Adventure Trip from Phuket Including Lunch
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We're a unique animal welfare and conservation project working to rehabilitate unwanted or confiscated gibbons from the pet trade and tourist industry. Come visitor our centre at Bang Pae waterfall and learn about the fascinating lives of gibbons and how you can help these highly endangered animals! Open 9am - 4.30pm (except Thursday, 9am - 3pm) our centre is free of charge however entrance to the national park area where we are located is 200 Baht per adult. For information about volunteer opportunites visit our website. Please note: GRP is an active conservation project and the majority of our animals are part of an ongoing reintroduction program. A select number of gibbons can be seen from our public viewing area but visitors are not able to feed them or otherwise interact with them.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Sydney, Australia
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“Saving the Gibbons”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

On our way to the breath taking waterfall and scenery, we came across the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre. They were very informative and are doing amazing work in protecting these great animals and then they slowly reintroduce them into the wild. A very worthwhile project and place to visit.

Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great work these guys are doing here”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went here on my trip to Phuket, was quite a few sad stories but to say the least the guys here are doing great work with the gibbons, really admire what they are doing to try and get the gibbons back to the wild. Keep up the good work guys

Visited June 2014
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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“GREAT WORK BEING DONE”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

You will not regret a visit to the GRP. They work of the volunteers is brilliant and one gave us a really good intro before we had a look around. They are currently undertaking some work on the pathways so the views are a little restricted but we didnt feel that this distracted from the experience.

We could see the Gibbons clearly and certainly hear them!

Well done guys. Please make sure you leave a donation. They recieve nothing from the fee to enter the national park. We felt a little dissapointed to have to pay 200 bhatt per person to enter the park and park the car. There was a large notice board giving the rates for different vehicles at the entrance but the attendant demanded 200 b per person. There were 3 of us in the car so 600 b to park basically!

We also noted that several locals in cars and on bikes were not charged. I was left feeling a little uncomfortable about where our 600 bhatt was going?

Do not let this put you off visiting the GRP or from making a donation!

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Please support this brilliant place. They do a wonderful job rehabilitating gibbons that have been abused by humans. They have sad stories and I spent the first 10mins crying, but I was so bouyed by the amazingly dedicated people who work there, all volunteers. The song the gibbons make is magical and they are indeed beautiful creatures, housed in the last remnant of natural rainforest left in Phuket. Visit, be inspired and donate.

Visited June 2014
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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“Interesting - visit if you can!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

My family and I visited the project and were very happy we made the effort. Volunteers whom really care about the plight of the gibbons will tell you about them and you can read their stories on the boards. We went in the back way and instead of paying 200 baht per person to the National Park, we gave that money to the Project. These people are doing a great job for these poor creatures whom have been so abused by humans so go say hello :)

Visited June 2014
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