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Address: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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White Elephants in Yangon

Not so great honestly. Three elephants kept in captivity chained down to pillars is not a great tourist attraction for me. If you don't get to see it don't worry you haven't... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sathya K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to see your first white elephant, you can visit this place. However, be forewarned that it is not gleaming white, as a friend who's a local and I were arguing about. I defended the elephants; he said they were brown. To be honest they were pinkish and a little dirty looking, hence the 'brownness.' I was a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not so great honestly. Three elephants kept in captivity chained down to pillars is not a great tourist attraction for me. If you don't get to see it don't worry you haven't missed much. You will end up feeling bad for these animals after going there.

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Thank Sathya K
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was good to be able to see the endangered white elephants, but it was hard to see them chained up all day. They are released after the public viewing times. A quick visit to see the paler colour.

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Thank Jill H
Chennai
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636 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's nothing special about this place. Just a different skin color of these elephants is no reason to queue up here. On the contrary,many may feel sad for the way the animals have been chained up. This place can certainly be skipped.

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Thank Raghuraman C
uttoxeter
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was almost reduced to tears to see this disgusting treatment of animals . The two elephants are tethered to tiny chains and were constantly using their trunk and other feet to remove them. I urge all tourists when asked if they want to visit these animals to refuse on the grounds that they are being kept in cruel conditions.... More 

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Thank Peter W
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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Thank GMClooney
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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Thank Mark E
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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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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Thank Stephen N

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