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Address: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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Elephants for ceremonial purpose

The three elephants are chained up and they are used for ceremonial purpose. I read somewhere that they are released after 5pm every day. I just hope they could roam free in a big... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
Adeline_Lim88
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Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never seen white elephants before so was fascinated by them, they are a strange colour and very rare so would recommend just a quick visit. There's no entry fee, you can just walk in. My only concern was the fact that they were chained, however, we were told that from 5pm every evening, they are allowed to roam... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my very first time to see white elephant, so elegant! Even a very short visit but very impress.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda (Marble Buddha) the white and pink elephants are displayed in a covered area, chained to the ground. Although highly significant to the people of Myanmar and we are respectful of this, it is difficult seeing such magnificant creatures so restricted and a few of them distressed. The viewing area is a short walk... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for a quick stop to see these 2 white elephants. Never seen such a color elephant before in my life so it's worth seeing such rare animals. We were not very happy to see the elephants chained, but when we asked about it, they apparently have free roaming from 5pm onwards on a daily basis and are deliberately not... More 

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Rockdale, Australia
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486 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Suggested from my driver Smith to call in to see the White Elephants on 25/06/16. A little disappointing with just a handful of elephants & nothing else to really see apart from reading the info on different types of Elephants. Got chatting with other Myanmar Visitors & only stayed around 45 mins.

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Hong Kong, China
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The elephants were tethered and could do little more than sway their bodies and swat flies with the trunks. I am not sure what any tourist could be impressed by.

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kuala lumpur
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Tourists should avoid this place. Our guide took us here without telling us where we were going. It is terrible so make sure you are not taken to see these poor creatures. If we had know we would have said we do not want to visit. Hopefully soon the locals will learn that this is just cruelty.

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Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The three elephants are chained up and they are used for ceremonial purpose. I read somewhere that they are released after 5pm every day. I just hope they could roam free in a big enclosure instead of being chained up. The feeling that I had when I saw these elephants was sadness...

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Thank Adeline_Lim88
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This place located at near Kyauktawgyi Pagoda on the way of Yangon International Airport. Most visitors visit to study for White elephants and their nature.

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Mangalore, India
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119 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We were on a short trip to Myanmar visiting Yangon.After spending three days in and our Yangon, our tour guide took us to Watch these White elephants on our way back to the Yangon airport.Recimmended

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