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Address: Chiang Mai 50360, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 317 411

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Abuse the elephants- really disliked- not a legitimate business

This was a heartbreaker and a half to experience. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. I should have done more advanced research and gone to a sanctuary. The... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
socofromthecity
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This was a heartbreaker and a half to experience. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. I should have done more advanced research and gone to a sanctuary. The handlers blatantly hit the elephants with the hook and they are in chains. While there, the mother had a freak out and started yelling and almost charged at... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Me and some friend (group of ten) went on a three day trek (which was absolutly amazing) and a visit to the elephant camp was included. Before we booked the trek I asked if the elephants where treaded well, if they weren't chained up, could run around free, if it was a sanctuary. They assured me it was exactly that.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The elephants are not treated well. The guides are not friendly and treat you like they treat the elephants : they just don't care.

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5 Thank M d
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Don't go here. We were made to go here today as part of an organised 2 day trek, even though ourselves and everyone else in our group had specified we didnt want to go to an elephant camp, especially like this. An elephant mother and child were each chained to a tree out the front to be fed and photographed... More 

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6 Thank bekka2989
Balen, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

After 3 days in the jungle we finally arrived at the elephant camp. The official tourisme of Bangkok told us that the elephants were not hit but surprise when we looked at all the scarves on the head. One mother and her baby were chained and the 2 others had to carry the visitors. The mahout used a pic stick.... More 

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4 Thank vivianestroobant1965
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

When we first arrived in chiang mai we went to tourist information to see what trips were available.. Sadly a visit to this park was included in a day of trekking through to a waterfall and bamboo rafting. We had a budget for trips and when we saw that you could visit elephants we were thrilled thinking it would coincide... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Unfortunately i haven't seen reviews here, and i didn't know the camp's name i booked. So regretted that i went to this camp though i didn't know if they really abuse elephants. But i saw chains on elephant's ears and necks and legs...it shouldn't happen to theses beautiful animals. I will also post my reviews on chinese websites to let... More 

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2 Thank miskyhu
Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Do not go to this "elephant camp" unless you enjoy seeing these wonderful animals in chains, looking sad, tired and treated like pack-horses. We were unfortunate to experience this as part of a package tour which did not specify details of the elephants we were to visit. In hindsight, this should've jumped out as a huge clue. The whole procedure... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

We were taken here on a packaged tour like the others below and were expecting a sanctuary experience. That was not the case at all. We were horrified how they treated the elephants, keeping them in chains and using the hook on them if they walked slowly or wanted to eat. We even saw a calf elephant nursing off its... More 

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6 Thank Davis H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

I have fallen in love with Thailand's lovely elephants, little gentle giants - they have an amazing calm about them and believe it or not - they were actually painting on a canvass with a paintbrush in their trunks - and the paintings are better than I can do!

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