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Thai Elephant Conservation Center

#2 of 22 things to do in Lampang Features Animals
Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
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This 300-acre area consists of an elephant hospital and training school, which help to conserve the Thai elephants and protect them from extinction.
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  • Average7%
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Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first impression was excellent. The space is gorgeous and huge, and the elephants are able to spend at least half the day roaming around as they like. However my excitement quickly evaporated when we sat down for the show. It was immediately apparent that...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'll start with yes, I guess this is better than some alternative situations for elephants but does that really mean it is good enough? We loved the feeding and bathing but the elephant rides and circus type show was very concerning. It seemed like they...More

Thank travelislife2449
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited TECC on our own, not part of an organized tour. We arrived early (9ish) & purchased our tickets at the center. We were interested in visiting the hospital & seeing the baby elephants. Unfortunately, there were no baby elephants & we saw only...More

Thank LarRanTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show of the elephant is very good and the elephant ride is also enjoyable. Just be cautious with the ticket price online and on the property. Buying tickets at the property can sometime cheaper. Just do good research on it before you get there.

Thank zigma2017
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have just finished my 17th visit to the TECC. Since 2008 I have done 13 by 3 day Mahout training courses and 4 by 5 day homestays (for relaxation). I consider the families at the Center my family. The elephants are cared for as...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Elephant Park was well set up. There was a tram for a mimimal fee that we could ride around the park on to see the bathing pond, the show area, the restaurants and the infirmary where we got out but didn't see any people....More

Thank Gjfran
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I'm an RN and thought it would be nice to visit the elephant hospital. Apparently there is an area dedicated to fitting elephants with prosthetic limbs bc of stepping on land mines. Instead what my son and I witnessed was disturbing. There was an elephant...More

4  Thank btownbar
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Spent an enjoyable 3 hours wandering about a large country area where several elephants seem happy to call home. They have many separate areas, nursery, hospital, show area and this is easily visited by using the ''train'' that travels around the park. Very modest costs...More

1  Thank brucemb
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit and interact with elephants. The elephants are treated ethically here. Wash, feed and interact with these retired domestic animals. We had the best time here! Worth every BAHT!

2  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Thai Elephnat Conservation Center is an instituion in Thailand and highly respected by every one. Even if the presentation of the elephants is some how a standardized show we liked the excursion much. You can go really close and feel the elephant like you...More

Thank Üse V
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mai P
I heard this hospital is closing down due to lack of funds which is very unfortunate and hard to hear. Are they shutting down immediately or in the near future? I want to make a visit within the next jew days if possible. thanks!
16 March 2017|
Response from magpiefan1881 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of, you would have to contact the conservation centre.
How do I get there using public transportation?
31 January 2017|
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Response from Grant G | Reviewed this property |
Very Difficult, go with a crowd and share a taxi is the best option
How far out of Chiang Mai is the Elephant Conservation Center? Thank you.
30 June 2016|
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Response from Weberman | Reviewed this property |
It's approximately 1 hour drive. Well worth it.