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Wangpo Elephant Camp

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Address: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Feel bad afterwards.

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 April 2016
zarikh z

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Devon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank David D
wellingborough northamptonshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank adyr400
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

4 Thank Jessica J
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank abaraldi
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

4 Thank zarikh z
Prevost, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

7 Thank KillBillMtl
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jyblada
San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Feed them, pet them, wash them or play with them. But never ride an elephant in a chair. They can't handle the weight. It's ok for one person who doesn't weigh much to ride on the neck, but never on the back or in a chair. It's cruel. Working elephants don't get enough to eat. Each needs to consume upwards... More 

8 Thank SandraLikesToTravel
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I'll start off by saying I was unsure if this was an ethical activity or not. I should have done more research in advance before choosing a location, but while I was there I did not see anyone abusing any animals. Now, we actually had an excellent time there. It was short and jam-packed. We arrived in a tour bus... More 

Thank Amanda C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

No silly elephant show , came here just to experience elephant ride. The elephants are huge and gentle animals , the ride is exciting especially at slopes . The trainers allow us to ride on our own midway , while exciting , it can be scary too. There is bamboo rafting availlable and the experience swimming in the river is... More 

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