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Gajah Liar Valley

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Mengyang Town, Jinghong 666100, China
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We actually saw elephants!

Great place to go to see some rainforest and some elephants if you are lucky. The valley features a... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Robert M
via mobile
Saw nothing and don't recommend

Yet another Xishuangbanna "natural" attraction that is hard to enjoy. Saw not 1 elephant (probably... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Worlds_of_Wonder
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Mengyang Town, Jinghong 666100, China
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"elevated walkway"
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Great place to go to see some rainforest and some elephants if you are lucky. The valley features a cable car and an elevated walkway allowing you to get a good view of the rainforest. It was easy to get here by bus from the...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Yet another Xishuangbanna "natural" attraction that is hard to enjoy. Saw not 1 elephant (probably were scared away by the loud locals), but saw 2 spiders, lots of ants, and 2 "wild" monkeys that happened to station themselves near rest areas where food and trinkets...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

Wild Elephant Valley (aka Gajah Liar Valley, and the Chinese name of Ye Xiang Gu) is a 747 to 1055 metres above sea level, rolling terrain, wildlife reserve. This 369-hectare tourism area includes dense forests, subtropical forests, tropical rainforests, subtropical evergreen broad-leafed forests, and over...More

1  Thank KodoDrummer
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

See elephants (if you're lucky) almost in their natural habitat. It's extremely well done, enviromentally conscious and blends in well with the surroundings. They really are elephants living in their natural habitat but with thousands of people coming to see them every day. Not knocking...More

1  Thank hilltribeimport
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Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

traveled to this area one afternoon with out young daughter (14 months). there are a number step and with a pram, can a bit of challenge. But overall the walk is gently flat. We saw a number of wild elephants on the walk. also make...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2017

At present the Wild Elephant Valley is home for about 10 family clans of wild Asian Elephants, in total about 80 animals indigenous to the protection zone. Gajah Liar (better known in Chinese as Yexiang Gu野象谷) is a scenic area within the large Sanchahe Natural...More

3  Thank horst_8877
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Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a poor and uncivilized way of seeing or riding an elephant. Definitely not worth the 2 hour trip. This attraction is made to rip you off from your valuable and hard working money. Really disappointed.

2  Thank BrotherYo
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The procedures for training wild elephants to perform tricks involves several months of cruel breaking of the wild elephant's spirit. At an early age the elephants have to be separated from their mother. Then they have to be cruelly beaten for several months until they...More

11  Thank John B
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

It is a nice tropical forest. The only thing is that we didn't see wild elephants that were promised. Unfortunately often there are many Chinese tourist groups with guides that are very loud. Therefore, the animals are scared and don't show up. We only saw...More

4  Thank travelhabitss
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