White Elephants, Yangon (Rangoon)

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White Elephants displays the animals that, throughout history and in numerous Burmese legends, were important and believed to bring good luck to those who owned them. Interestingly, the elephants are not actually white, but are in fact pinkish in color, due to their very rare condition of albinism. Here you'll see three of the elephants sadly chained to a pole, only occasionally taken outside to take part in traditional ceremonies. To visit White Elephants and get the most from your holiday in Yangon (Rangoon), create itinerary details personal to you using our Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary builder website .
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  • We didn't go, we are just a family responsible we totally boycott.
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  • Do not go see this horror. Poor animals tied with a string of two meters all day and for more than ten years for at least one of them. Frankly this ruined the end of the stay in Burma and it take me long to erase that image from my memory. Other European tourists were all also horrified. STOP THIS PLEASE.
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  • This was sad. Two white and one regular elephant are chained up under a roof. They have no food or water. They sway back and forth as is they are disturbed. These animals should be roaming throughout ...  more »

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