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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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Amazing Adventure!

Absolutely amazing experience. The people who runs it are wonderful. They very nice and helpful in... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
ron_pty
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Bangkok, Thailand
ELEPHANTS

My feelings were mixed on this camp. There are two types of elephants....Thai elephants, and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Holly S
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Baltimore, Maryland
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33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Absolutely amazing experience. The people who runs it are wonderful. They very nice and helpful in any kind of way. It's easy to see it is a family runned buisness, they take good care of their customers as they a part of their family. At...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

My feelings were mixed on this camp. There are two types of elephants....Thai elephants, and African elephants. Thai elephants are dwindling In numbers every year. These "work camps" are not really that. One handler and one elephant eventually connect. Before that happens the handler has...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

As we passed by we had a look at elephants into their enclosure. We witnessed the mahout (elephant trainer) beating an elephant on the nails with an heavy iron chain twice. Elephant was clearly suffering. As he wasn't obedient enough the mahout jump out to...More

11  Thank OlivierCho
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Our guide Puza was very friendly, knowledge and spoke great English. The elephants have all been taken in from different domestic situations (circuses, chair rides, etc.) so they wouldn't be able to survive in the wild. They seem well-treated and the mahout process was well...More

1  Thank 201bethanyc
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We saw a young elephant attached to a very short chain moving forward, get blocked by the chain, crying, moving back and repeating the loop continously. It was so sad that we moved immediately away. Saddest experience in a two months trip.

6  Thank Igino_Boschi
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I'm not sure of the ethics of elephant rides etc, but partner wanted to bath elephants etc. Did a lot of research and this appeared to be the best. Located in the hills and the animals seemed well treated. Good bathing/washing elephants with a walk...More

1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing elephants on this trip to Thailand. We (my boyfriend and I) went to visit the Ban Chang Thai today after much thought and reading of the reviews, trying to figure out if it was really a good place for...More

6  Thank Jéssica R
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Most of the elephants are in capture so it is hard to watch them being forced to interact with people so many hours per day. It is always nice to help and feed them, pet, watch, but riding was not the thing I could do....More

2  Thank Anna Z
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews decided against any elephant camps....on a walk I saw baby elephant chained up on short chain very dry and dusty ...the staff said I could feed for 50 baht but also refused to do that , they pretend they are sanctuaries but...More

4  Thank michelle l
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Firstly, in terms of the experience, it was fun, very fun, everyone in my family thoroughly enjoyed it as we all managed to ride the elephant and bathe with it in the pond. We played around in the water whilst the elephant bathed. If it...More

3  Thank TimB20177
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