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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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We saw a young elephant attached to a very short chain moving forward, get blocked by the chain... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Igino_Boschi
Better than most

I'm not sure of the ethics of elephant rides etc, but partner wanted to bath elephants etc. Did a... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Jim B
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33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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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.

5  Thank Igino_Boschi
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
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

5  Thank Jéssica R
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 24 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

3  Thank michelle l
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
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were told this was a nice friendly park to visit that is safe for elephants. However as soon as arrived I knew this was not the case. I have read about how elephants show signs of distress and I clearly saw...More

4  Thank Tishia B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you think that animal zoos are cruel by definition, don't go there. For anybody else, this is a decent elephant experience, especially for kids who haven't been close to elephants before. Feed bananas to a 6 year old elephant at the entrance or do...More

3  Thank Chroegel
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Don't do it. Seriously!! We thought doing our homework prior to riding an elephant would pay dividends, it didnt. 20mins in and I wanted to do things to our guide that tripadvisor won't allow me to share... I could understand if each 'carer' was armed...More

4  Thank StueyDude
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were looking forward to see and be with elephants, but the dream became a nightmare. This park is a horrible place for the elephants who lives like slaves, they are chained and being badly treated. Are guide was beating and screaming at the elephant...More

7  Thank PadHun007
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