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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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A disgrace

Horrified at the way the poor elephants from this place were treated at Kai Bae beach today. People... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rjburns85
via mobile
If you like animal abuse then this is a must :(

We learned so much from these "camps", animal abuse at its best. We left and went to an animal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TessyBenz
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
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33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrified at the way the poor elephants from this place were treated at Kai Bae beach today. People paying to jump from their backs into the water, ride them, climb on their heads, their faces... Horrible, and scary to think how they must have been...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned so much from these "camps", animal abuse at its best. We left and went to an animal sanctuary instead that actually let us interact and learn more about these beautiful creatures. We will NEVER try this again.

1  Thank TessyBenz
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I feel somewhat guilty about going since there's obviously the argument that the elephants should be wild, but also they seem to be treated well. They really love to swim! They offer pick up and drop off from your hostel if you book with a...More

Thank Camilla W
Reviewed 1 September 2017

My family and I went to swim with baby elephants. It was just amazing. Baby elephants just loves to play in the water.We had a best time from our holiday. Will go again next time for sure.

1  Thank CalgaryLarry
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We were thinking of going but when I looked at the elephants looked distressed. Just do your research on how these animals are trained to allow humans to ride them. I recommend the elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai where you walk with then and give...More

5  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We visited to look at prices and conditions of the elephants. Soon turned around as they all looked so stressed and uncomfortable. In areas where they can hardly move. Wasn't a pleasant sight and we decided we wouldn't fund such an business. After all the...More

2  Thank helene n
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Mixed feelings becouse i'm not sure how ethical this is. My kids love it. And the elephants was great. We feed them bananas and went for the ride with no swimming. I think the elephants look they are good kept but of course they wan't...More

1  Thank Kaisa L
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Truly nice people, enjoyed our two hours jungle and swimming trip. At the beginning we didn't like cause of bored elephant walk but when we reached the river he was so cool... Go for it but don't expect 1st class service as in chiang man

Thank Veronika P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Absolutely amazing experience. The people who runs it are wonderful. They very nice and helpful in any kind of way. It's easy to see it is a family runned buisness, they take good care of their customers as they a part of their family. At...More

Thank ron_pty
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My feelings were mixed on this camp. There are two types of elephants....Thai elephants, and African elephants. Thai elephants are dwindling In numbers every year. These "work camps" are not really that. One handler and one elephant eventually connect. Before that happens the handler has...More

4  Thank Holly S
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