Chang Thai Thappraya Safari

Chang Thai Thappraya Safari

Chang Thai Thappraya Safari
3.5
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Justin M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I’ve always wanted to ride and feed an elephant. I was able to do so here but at a cost of seeing these beautiful animals harmed. They wack the elephants head with hard wooden sticks and poke them with an axe like tool. I felt very bad after the experience. I shall be going to the sanctuary for now on.
Written 9 April 2024
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amyrobinson1@yahoo.com
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
DO NOT VISIT. The amount of animal abuse is shocking. From riding elephants (which is abuse and can damage their backs and is overall cruel to do), smack them really hard with metal hook instruments, chaining them up all the time unless they are taking people on a ‘ride’. Orangutans being dressed up in babies clothing and forced to smile for the camera and sit still. It was a tiny baby, it should be with its mother in the wild.

All of the animals there are mistreated and are living in hell. Get this place shut down. Torturous.
Written 23 March 2024
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Mohammed H
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Absolute scam, different prices everyday based on how wealthy you look. Found the same package at almost half the cost at the same place. Avoid at all cost. The burmese guy is extremely rude.
Written 31 October 2023
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Nick
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Please do not go here! When we went to this place we thought it was an elephant sanctuary. It is not a sanctuary. What we witnessed was cruel. The elephants being chained when they were not giving rides to tourists. They also had hook looking objects to tap the elephant to keep them on the path. I feel ashamed and saddened that we took part of this disgusting money making scheme. The water the elephants walked on was pure algae. The guy tried to sell ivory too which I believe is not allowed. I would avoid this place. Go to an actual Elephant sanctuary. I'm baffled that this place has not been shut down. The place is run down and not maintained. The elephants are chained and worn down. Please don't support this place.
Written 17 May 2023
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Shannon x
Clayton, NC2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Elephants are stabbed with sharp nails and tightly chained – sometimes on concrete slabs and in their own waste – at tourist 'attractions' in Thailand.



The animals are also forced to perform unnatural and demeaning 'tricks' at the hands of men with bullhooks in front of loud crowds.



Elephants are exceptional animals who care for their families, show empathy for others, and grieve their loved ones.
Written 11 October 2022
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FuLuShou3
Singapore46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Have most of the activities we wanted located in one place. The price is a little pricey but otherwise everything is fine. ATV/Buddy guide very friendly and experience.
Written 4 October 2022
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Vivek
Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
The way they treat animals is very sad. I saw them hitting elephant very hard with iron pointed rod. If u love animals then this place will spoil yr mood for sure
Written 1 October 2022
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Coffee lover
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Please do not go there.... Was dropped off by the driver from klook. Animal cruelty and abuse. Elephants are chained and not fed well. They tried to sell me ivory which I was in complete shock! Openly asked for tips and wasn't satisfied with the amount when offered.
Written 4 September 2022
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Symbiote
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
When we went to this place we thought it was a elephant sanctuary. It is not a sanctuary based on what I witnessed. I felt it was cruel to see the elephants being chained when they were not giving rides to tourists. They were charging $600 baht for 30 min and $1200 baht for 1 hour. They also had hook looking objects to tap the elephant. I feel ashamed and saddened at how i felt the animals were treated. They tried to sell us bananas, photos and videos. The guy tried to sell ivory too which i believe is not allowed. There were lions there too but they didnt look well. I would avoid this place. Go to an actual Elephant sanctuary. Even if it costs more the funds I believe will go to a better cause then going to this place. They have other activities such as paintball but from what they do to animals I wouldn't go there.
Written 14 October 2019
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Audioslave84
Gold Coast, Australia10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
We went here unknowingly sold by a local tour operator. Price seemed reasonable - 1400baht for 2adults + 2 young children. Including hotel pick up drop off.
This place is just around the corner from southern Pattaya and not as far as the tour operators make it seem. They say it’s far to gain price/value.
Could have easily gone by taxi by ourselves for cheaper I think.
Upon reaching, we were rushed to taste some dried coconut by an old man at the entrance who was pushy to make us buy there product. We declined.
Then they pushed bananas for 100baht to feed the elephant. I didn’t mind but bananas were in a plastic bag. After opening it later, found half of them dried up and black /hard.
There are several large tigers and young lions in separate CAGES. A lot of the tigers and leopard were definitely drugged as they slooped for another tourist to take photos with.
They rushed us past these tiger cages as they either didnt want us to see or wanted us to pay for seeing them?
You pass all these cages and reach the elephant ride area, there appeared to be 4 older elephants and they didn’t seem too happy. Just overworked .
The place has made a makeshift up and down track for elephants to walk on around the property passing peoples houses, loads of rubbish and dumped construction material!
This is not a park or a sanctuary by any means! It is a makeshift area to house these elephants close to Pattaya to gain visitors!
The mahouts were least interested and clearly over their job and had no love for the animal in any way.
On the 30 min ride, we were left with such mixed feelings as we definitely knew this was wrong and our money just assisted their cause further but on the other hand our little boys were so excited to see an elephant for he first time.
Sad it had to be this way.
Halfway down the ride, the mahout asks me if I would be interested to buy any “elephant teeth”
As I clearly know ivory trade is banned and illegal in most parts of the world- I clearly said no thanks.
He insisted and brought a box of what appeared to be necklaces in ivory etc.
I removed my phone quickly and even have video evidence of him pushing ivory sales to me!
Wasn’t happy!
This place needs to be SHUT DOWN and government of Thailand needs to rescue all these animals.
They are not meant to be in 4x4 cages and drugged 24x7 for tourists to take photos.
Such a sad place!
DO NOT GO HERE!
After the ride they even sell video footage for 500baht and photos for 100baht each.
They rushed us back to to the taxi so quickly after the ride like they are trying to hide all the abuse!
This place goes by several names by local tour operators and they avoid using the real name as they know tourists would have read the reviews! They sell it to you as “elephant safari” “elephant trekking” and other names.
I have marked the location of this place for others to be careful off!
Written 4 September 2019
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