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Mahawangchang Elephant Camp

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198 Moo 6 | Wangkajea Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
+66 62 415 5324
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So sad! made me cry!

This place is so horrible, baby elephants chained up and obviously distressed. The jungle trek was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand

Upon arriving to the camp, we were immediately brought to the loading deck to ride the elephant... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Lindsey g
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
198 Moo 6 | Wangkajea Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
+66 62 415 5324

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so horrible, baby elephants chained up and obviously distressed. The jungle trek was a walk around a car park! They try to sell you bananas to feed the elephants and they ask for tips, the staff were very unfriendly. There is no...More

Thank Fi205
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Upon arriving to the camp, we were immediately brought to the loading deck to ride the elephant. There were about 15 elephants, chained and in small cages. The mahouts were not friendly, and continuously kicked the elephant, beat it with a stick with a metal...More

2  Thank Lindsey g
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Dont do this! Its Animal Cruelty at its best! Unfortunately it was only a few of our travel group which joined us and did not do this. In the 60 minutes waiting time the Gangnam style was played 8 times, so you can imagine how...More

2  Thank Andreas B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

At first I thought elephant trekking / riding was OK. Like so many others, i just didnt know. But then I learned how they break / train the elephants to give people rides. It's terrible. But please, don't take my word, do separate unbiased research....More

2  Thank Kazat3
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I had some reservations about this trip because of animal use and possible abuse. I think this is the elephant we visited but there is more Than one.The elephants are very domesticated and from what I saw were well looked after and seemed to enjoy...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 28 January 2017

情報がこのトリップアドバイザーとFacebookサイトしかなく アクティビティのメニューを聞くのにFBメッセンジャーで問い合わせました。 もらったメニュー一覧は以下原文ママ。メッセージのレスポンスは早くて丁寧です。 1. Elephants riding: 20 minutes 400 baht per person // 45 minutes 800 baht per person 2. Bathing with elephants: 800 baht per 25 minutes per person 3. Elephants care : 2,500 baht per 3 hours per person - feed the food...More

2  Thank picotrip
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The ride took us thru a construction site which is nearby. Afterwards we went elephant bathing which was ok, only to be disrupted by the smell of alcohol and cigarettes coming from the instructors' mouth when they endlessly reminded us about the tips. When going...More

5  Thank I055889900
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If you booked a small elephant ride section in your whole day tour, then you would probably be taken here. Avoid this camp if you love animals. Opt for the elephant haven where you can spend the whole day with the elephants in the wild...More

10  Thank calorblind
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Next time I prefer to use train to Kanchanaburi and stay over night. Anyway, the tour guide Lily was helpful, the driver ok and so it was a nice trip. Good opportunity to buy plants for my Bangkok apartment on the way back. We went...More

Thank schucke
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

First of all, we saw elephants in ok condition. For the bathing with elephants the camp uses female elephants not male elephants. The females are not as aggressive as the male ones so less unfriendly treatment is required. Nevertheless some elephants had signs of probably...More

Thank Raphael M
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Kiarra S
10 August 2016|
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Response from toriOary1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We went with a company called Bangkok Day Tours. They provided a great service. We choose to take in the bridge over the River qwai and the floating markets enroute also but that was our asking. Have fun!!
1 July 2016|
Response from Prince J | Reviewed this property |
there was no hook in the elephant that we went as of i recollect it. I didnt go for a ride. the elephant took us from the office to river, then just played in water with us. it was fun. i can see the caretakers were nice to... More