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Thai Elephant Conservation Center

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Address: Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
Phone Number: *66-054-2478
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This 300-acre area consists of an elephant hospital and training school,...

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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They're BIG, but you can touch them

You may sit in covered bleachers to watch the clever trained elephants perform/ hear the narrated program which explains training and utility of the amazing beasts. Walk through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You may sit in covered bleachers to watch the clever trained elephants perform/ hear the narrated program which explains training and utility of the amazing beasts. Walk through the scenic grounds. View babies, elephant 'hospital.'

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Lampang Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like elephants you will love this place. The elephants are well cared for and you get very close to them during the parade and after the show. I have visited 3 times now with children who are invariably captivated by the pachyderms, This is the best of the elephant attractions and is a must see if you are... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst coming through Lampang, me and my father decided to stop here, to see the elephants. A brilliant attraction to stop by. Cheap and very entertaining. You can watch an elephant show, ride, feed, even learn a lot about the elephants in the sanctuary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started off with elephant feeding where people could interact with the elephants. The show was pretty impressive though it was hard to understand the English commentary. You could see the elephants doing tricks and pulling logs. They even started to paint some lovely pictures. We then visited the elephant clinic but weren't able to go near them. We then... More 

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Thank Jack L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel arranged a pickup and the drive was just under an hour to the TCC. We arrived in time to see them bathing the elephants, then escorted to watch a 'show' (dragging logs of wood, bowing, picking up hats/sticks, painting). Afterwards we had the chance to feed them and then ride at an extra cost. Nice set up -... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place seems nice enough, the park itself is very well kept, clean facilities, friendly staff but Although this place is called a conservation centre, there are still explorations of these animals happening within, they offer rides and are part of entertainment for crowds of people where they perform different activities like dragging huge pieces of wood across the ground,... More 

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Ube, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great place to see where they care for sick or abandoned elephants. Wonder how the show fits in with a philosophy of care but perhaps the only way they can raise money.

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Jasper, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have regularily visited this park in the past 12 years, one time I stayed for the 2 days 1 night mahout training. I had Wanaree for that experience and she loved sugar cane and hitting the gong during the walk from the bathing to show grounds. For the mahout training you need a long time recervation in advance, but... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We live in Chiang Mai and have been here twice and MaeSa Elephant Camp many times. We much prefer this one as the grounds are more expansive and it's more enjoyable walking around. There is a restaurant on site and you can take rides for as little as 10 minutes (200 BHT/person, I think) whereas the minimum at MaeSa is... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went on a cold and drizzly day in January so not the best to enjoy the outside, the elephants were lovely, we watched them getting a bath and then the elephant show including painting pictures. We then caught thelocal bus opposite to Chiang Mai

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