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White Elephants

#108 of 132 things to do in Yangon (Rangoon) Features Animals
Hlaing Tsp | No- 55 , Mahar Swe Road, Taha Ya Lane, Yangon (Rangoon) 55010, Myanmar
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A sad thing to see

This was sad. Two white and one regular elephant are chained up under a roof. They have no food or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David S
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
via mobile
Exhausted White Elephant

According to the report, more than half of those elephants were in terrible conditions. They were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sivarnee H
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Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good14%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible49%
19 Jan 2017
“White Elephants in Yangon ”
11 Jan 2017
“Not certainly a tourist attraction.”
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Hlaing Tsp | No- 55 , Mahar Swe Road, Taha Ya Lane, Yangon (Rangoon) 55010, Myanmar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was sad. Two white and one regular elephant are chained up under a roof. They have no food or water. They sway back and forth as is they are disturbed. These animals should be roaming throughout a very large enclosure or release if they...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to the report, more than half of those elephants were in terrible conditions. They were bound by extreme restraints.They did not receive veterinary care.

Thank Sivarnee H
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The novelty of seeing animals kept in captivity is not for me. These poor elephants are tied and unable to move much. Cannot see the point of wanting to do this to any animal for show and to make money!

1  Thank Nicolette M
Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you want to see your first white elephant, you can visit this place. However, be forewarned that it is not gleaming white, as a friend who's a local and I were arguing about. I defended the elephants; he said they were brown. To be...More

1  Thank Jaymee S
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Not so great honestly. Three elephants kept in captivity chained down to pillars is not a great tourist attraction for me. If you don't get to see it don't worry you haven't missed much. You will end up feeling bad for these animals after going...More

Thank Sathya K
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was good to be able to see the endangered white elephants, but it was hard to see them chained up all day. They are released after the public viewing times. A quick visit to see the paler colour.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

There's nothing special about this place. Just a different skin color of these elephants is no reason to queue up here. On the contrary,many may feel sad for the way the animals have been chained up. This place can certainly be skipped.

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was almost reduced to tears to see this disgusting treatment of animals . The two elephants are tethered to tiny chains and were constantly using their trunk and other feet to remove them. I urge all tourists when asked if they want to visit...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have never seen white elephants before so was fascinated by them, they are a strange colour and very rare so would recommend just a quick visit. There's no entry fee, you can just walk in. My only concern was the fact that they were...More

Thank GMClooney
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is my very first time to see white elephant, so elegant! Even a very short visit but very impress.

Thank Mark E
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ezazctg65
22 November 2016|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
There are Two White Elephants in Yangon!!!!
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egaies
8 March 2016|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree and have reported this to the world animal protection organisation.
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Ne S
6 September 2015|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
Please don't go to this place. The animals are kept in a terribly cruel way . You will be upset and hopefully by boycotting the place something may change
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