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Thai Elephant Conservation Center

#2 of 23 things to do in Lampang Features Animals
Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
+66 66 054 2478
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
+66 66 054 2478

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for an hour or so to check it out. 20 baht entry, so cheap. I don't like these places though. The elephants have chains around their feet, there are riding chairs strapped to their backs. They are constantly prodded and told where...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The conservation center of the Thai north city of Lampang is probably one of the best place in the world for elephant care. It is famous for the elephant hospital, not accessible, and for the tourist site. People can visit the center and assist to...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I would not call this a conservation centre or Elephan Sanctuary! It's a place which exploit elephants. We found very disturbing to see the most elephants chained! No comment about the way they force elephants to perform some silly tasks, such as drawing with a...More

4  Thank MaoParigo
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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

1  Thank Robert E
Reviewed 24 June 2017 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 12 June 2017

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 31 May 2017

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 19 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 2 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

5  Thank btownbar
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mai P
17 March 2017|
Response from magpiefan1881 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of, you would have to contact the conservation centre.
1 February 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
1 July 2016|
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Response from Weberman | Reviewed this property |
It's approximately 1 hour drive. Well worth it.