White Elephants, Yangon (Rangoon)

1.0
#4 of 6 in Wildlife in Yangon (Rangoon)
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 .
Create an itinerary including White Elephants
map
White Elephants Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2.5
113 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Entrance in the guidebook's map, in search of that struggle. Entrance is to entered the narrow streets on the East side of the three-way intersection. Stand a few standing near the entrance. Back stage had two white statue (albino). Might be as nice to visit, but not much movement.
    View original
  • White elephant is not defined by colour but by shape, etc. They are rare and worship as a very lucky animal. Contrary to most reviews here, the animals are well treated. They are allowed to roam the p...  more »
  • Our driver brought us here because we had some time until our departure to Inle Lake. We previously knew what awaited us here, we would not have gone out in life! The elephants are kept absolutely cruel to thick chains and have almost no ability to move. While the white elephant "only" on a chain were firmly chained, left and right on two other elephant was chained by chains. The chains were stretched tight, the elephant could not even just stand and are not moving at all. Brutal cruelty and the worst thing we've ever seen! The elephants also show a typical troubled behavior and apathetic wiggle back and forth with their heads. After we had addressed our driver on the unsustainable conditions, he said only that the elephants would be very dangerous and they should therefore be chained. But most European tourists, with which he comes here, would be of the same opinion as we would condemn the attitude. Unfortunately this helps the elephant in any way, especially since most Asian/native visitors about the sight of elephants was probably rejoice. DEFINITELY GO!
    View original
Places to stay near White Elephants

Plan your trip to Yangon (Rangoon)

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to White Elephants by other users

2 days in Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM MYANMAR May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 35 days in Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM MYANMAR May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM MYANMAR June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM MYANMAR May, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM JAPAN June, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM MYANMAR October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM MYANMAR May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans