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Thai Elephant Conservation Center

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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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Thai Elephant Conservation Center

We left early to get the before the groups of tourists arrive. On this particular day there were a... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
ivyCharlotte4
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Respectful to elephants

Of all "elephant places" I visited this places demonstrates most respect for these impressive... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Lucas D
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Kontich, Belgium
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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
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+66 66 054 2478
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We left early to get the before the groups of tourists arrive. On this particular day there were a lot of Thai school children whichI thought was very positive. First we went on an elephant ride for 30 mins (you can also go for 1...More

Thank ivyCharlotte4
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Of all "elephant places" I visited this places demonstrates most respect for these impressive animals giving me hope there is some future for them. I hope part of the entrance fee is really used to realize more improvements and positive projects.

Thank Lucas D
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I came here after visiting the Elephant Hospital next door. I really wanted to do something ethical with Elephants and Elephant Nature Park was booked out. I heard that this place is run by the Government and not as bad (exploitative) as others so I...More

7  Thank Eeevvvvee
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We took the one hour elephant ride. It was a beautiful ride through rivers and forest at a leisurely pace while the elephant grazed along the way. The Mahout was patient and the elephant well cared for. The ride was a bit rocky but enjoyable...More

Thank dmcvay
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is not a conservation center. We drive one hour by car to see free elephants in a natural environment. No way, the elephants are treated a bit better than all the others places but they have the chains all the time, they have to...More

6  Thank S J
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The TECC is a business rather than a real conservation center, because - Elephant riding and training is offered to visitors - Elephant shows are presented to visitors - Working hours of elephants: 3 shows/day + riding in between (9:30am-3:30pm) - Hooks and sticks are...More

3  Thank seelandkatja
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Good to stop between our road trip but wouldn't have gone out of the way here, elephants seem less touristy even though we saw two being ridden. They played less tricks in the elephant show which seemed more ethical. It's a government/royal project so elephants...More

Thank SapphiraNB
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We were so excited to go to Chaing Mai and see elephants. We wanted to go to a place that treated elephants well and this was not the place. Once we arrived saw the elephants chained and not happy looking. We saw the mahouts with...More

5  Thank Isabel C
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

We came here from Lampang via taxi (the blue and yellow) cost 400 baht and was well worth it. The driver was smooth, didn't talk out heads off and we arrived safely. There were absolutely NO tourists there at all. We asked if could roam...More

3  Thank Olga L
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place because there are some philanthropic elements like the hospital, but don’t be fooled. I saw multiple instances of abuse while I was there, and I’m not just talking about the chains and hooks they use to train (which...More

6  Thank adj24
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mai P
16 March 2017|
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Response from magpiefan1881 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of, you would have to contact the conservation centre.
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alitelsey
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
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CanadaSusan
30 June 2016|
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Response from Weberman | Reviewed this property |
It's approximately 1 hour drive. Well worth it.
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