Mahawangchang Elephant Camp, Kanchanaburi

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#8 of 11 in Wildlife in Kanchanaburi
Ride, feed, and swim with elephants at Mahawangchang Elephant Camp. This family-friendly activity allows you to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures. Take a bareback ride into the River Kwai and cool down while swimming and washing the gentle giants. Plan to see Mahawangchang Elephant Camp and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kanchanaburi trip planning tool .
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  • Coincidentally I was sitting at an excursion to this terrible place. On site is immediately already on that elephant, stuck to a chain where they are. The elephants are with a hook with iron rod beaten to the desire of a man to perform. Please people, don't go to this place. There are several ' real ' Sanctuary's on Thailand. Let your well informed before you get to a false sanctuary is like this.
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  • Driven my tour operator to this camp I went there full of illusions to accomplish a childhood dream. But the reality has caught up with me seeing the conditions of accommodation for the staff, and the status of elephants. Not to mention the Tower of pathetic circus inflicted to a poor animal, with next an another chained waddled with clear signs of stress. If you can avoid this site. And if we take you there look good around during the trip that will open your eyes...
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  • This place is so horrible, baby elephants chained up and obviously distressed. The jungle trek was a walk around a car park! They try to sell you bananas to feed the elephants and they ask for tips, t...  more »

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