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Thai Elephant Conservation Center

#2 of 22 things to do in Lampang Features Animals
Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
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“Thai Elephant Conservation Center”
3 weeks ago
“We loved the Baanchang Elephant Park which is the only government sponsored one.”
Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway | Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just finished my 17th visit to the TECC. Since 2008 I have done 13 by 3 day Mahout training courses and 4 by 5 day homestays (for relaxation). I consider the families at the Center my family. The elephants are cared for as...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Elephant Park was well set up. There was a tram for a mimimal fee that we could ride around the park on to see the bathing pond, the show area, the restaurants and the infirmary where we got out but didn't see any people....More

Thank Gjfran
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I'm an RN and thought it would be nice to visit the elephant hospital. Apparently there is an area dedicated to fitting elephants with prosthetic limbs bc of stepping on land mines. Instead what my son and I witnessed was disturbing. There was an elephant...More

3  Thank btownbar
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Spent an enjoyable 3 hours wandering about a large country area where several elephants seem happy to call home. They have many separate areas, nursery, hospital, show area and this is easily visited by using the ''train'' that travels around the park. Very modest costs...More

1  Thank brucemb
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit and interact with elephants. The elephants are treated ethically here. Wash, feed and interact with these retired domestic animals. We had the best time here! Worth every BAHT!

2  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Thai Elephnat Conservation Center is an instituion in Thailand and highly respected by every one. Even if the presentation of the elephants is some how a standardized show we liked the excursion much. You can go really close and feel the elephant like you...More

Thank Üse V
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We went here with some concerns about elephant treatment in some of the Thai attractions. This is a rescue center for domesticated elephants and we were reminded that there really is a difference between wild and domesticated animals. The elephants seemed to be treated with...More

1  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

An incredible day out, especially with young children in toe. Staff clearly loved the animals, which were well cared for. Lots of information about how we can better look after these magnificent creatures. Watching the afternoon elephant bathing was a highlight for our 4 year...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the TECC for three days and took part in their mahout training. After reading so many reviews of different elephant camps in Thailand, I was pretty worried about abuse of the animals. However, after spending a few days there and speaking with other...More

2  Thank Emerald L
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

It should not be called an Elephant "Conservation Centre" as they do not protect the animals from harm. Heavy chains on their legs, constantly being ridden, the riders have whips. Elephant shows which is not natural. The elephants paint which harms their trunk. You have...More

6  Thank breadcrisps
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mai P
I heard this hospital is closing down due to lack of funds which is very unfortunate and hard to hear. Are they shutting down immediately or in the near future? I want to make a visit within the next jew days if possible. thanks!
16 March 2017|
Response from magpiefan1881 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of, you would have to contact the conservation centre.
How do I get there using public transportation?
1 February 2017|
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Response from Grant G | Reviewed this property |
Very Difficult, go with a crowd and share a taxi is the best option
How far out of Chiang Mai is the Elephant Conservation Center? Thank you.
30 June 2016|
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Response from Weberman | Reviewed this property |
It's approximately 1 hour drive. Well worth it.