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Wangpo Elephant Camp

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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This was not the best elephant camp I've visited in Thailand. However, the staff was wonderful. Animals appeared happy. The ride was peaceful and enjoyable.

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Marc J
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Honolulu, Hawaii

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not the best elephant camp I've visited in Thailand. However, the staff was wonderful. Animals appeared happy. The ride was peaceful and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

DO NOT GO THERE!!! Absolute animal abuse and cruelty... Horrible how they treat poor animals, chained and kept on the sun all day with no water or shade... That place should be closed ASAP! 3 hour drive and money for nothing, for leaving the camp depressed... Lost all day on this terri le experience... Repeat: DO NOT GO THERE!

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Sochi, Russia
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Elephants are wonderful animals! In this camp we got a lot of emotions! We played with him in water, it was grateful! We made so many photo! Thanks a lot for this pleasure!

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Tuesday 7th March we went on an arranged trip from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and Erawan, 3 hour drive, taking in the sites, which included a vist here. The first bit of the visit was a bamboo raft trip down the River Kwai, supposed to last 30 minutes, it was all done and dusted in 20 minutes. Firstly our raft was... More 

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wellingborough northamptonshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Been here for a day trip this was one of the best days out I've had in Thailand we started off by riding an elephant round the camp and then went on to ride the elephant into the water in the river Kwai and let the elephant bath for 5 min then had our photos took then a stroll around... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This review is coming almost a year after my trip to Thailand, but it left such an impact on me that it's been on my to-do all this while. I had booked a tour with a friend that included a trip to the Wangpo Elephant Camp. We knew that it was not an Elephant Sanctuary, but we had no idea... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Really had a blast. The visit was organized by the "Tour with Tong" guys, and we spent the day with Full Moon... First we fed her, then we rode her and finally we bathe her on the river. Might feel a bit guilty today, when I know more stuff about animal cruelty... But besides Full Moon having a chain in... More 

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Thank abaraldi
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Not really the high end elephant park, i expect the ride would be across the jungle but it was just around the bush, Bathing with the elephant was very short and the animal doesn't really enjoy the water. Our elephant keep on stopping and picking up leaves, showing it was hungry? And after the ride a noticed a wound on... More 

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Prevost, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was backpacking for 6 weeks in South-East Asia and this has been my worst visit. I regretted it so much. I am not so sure about the suffering of elephants since I am not an expert. However, I did not see any loving elephant staff in that camp. In fact, I barely saw adults. What I was most disgusted... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

For this activities, I think it's quite hard to review because some of you might think it torture animals but some of you might not. As I'm Thai and I know the history of Thai elephants, Thai elephants in the past, they had a duty to pull many logs. In addition, Thai elephants were a vehicle for Kings! They can... More 

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