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Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp

#15 of 61 things to do in Ko Chang Features Animals
33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
+66 39 551 474
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Small enclosures and abuse for the animals

We visited to look at prices and conditions of the elephants. Soon turned around as they all looked... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
helene n
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Nice

Mixed feelings becouse i'm not sure how ethical this is. My kids love it. And the elephants was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kaisa L
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33/9 Moo 4, Baan Klong Prao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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+66 39 551 474
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank helene n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Holly S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

As we passed by we had a look at elephants into their enclosure. We witnessed the mahout (elephant trainer) beating an elephant on the nails with an heavy iron chain twice. Elephant was clearly suffering. As he wasn't obedient enough the mahout jump out to...More

6  Thank OlivierCho
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Our guide Puza was very friendly, knowledge and spoke great English. The elephants have all been taken in from different domestic situations (circuses, chair rides, etc.) so they wouldn't be able to survive in the wild. They seem well-treated and the mahout process was well...More

1  Thank 201bethanyc
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We saw a young elephant attached to a very short chain moving forward, get blocked by the chain, crying, moving back and repeating the loop continously. It was so sad that we moved immediately away. Saddest experience in a two months trip.

5  Thank Igino_Boschi
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I'm not sure of the ethics of elephant rides etc, but partner wanted to bath elephants etc. Did a lot of research and this appeared to be the best. Located in the hills and the animals seemed well treated. Good bathing/washing elephants with a walk...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing elephants on this trip to Thailand. We (my boyfriend and I) went to visit the Ban Chang Thai today after much thought and reading of the reviews, trying to figure out if it was really a good place for...More

5  Thank Jéssica R
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