Wangpo Elephant Camp, Kanchanaburi

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Get a close look at the jungle's gentle giants by paying a visit to Wangpo Elephant Camp. Ride these majestic creatures through the bush and down into the River Kwai, where you can swim, feed, and wash an elephant. Bond with a wild yet friendly animal by climbing on its back and letting it playfully throw you into the water. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wangpo Elephant Camp by using our Kanchanaburi family vacation planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Pure tourist-leave-money 'attraction' Horrible to see. Mass tourism, full busses arrive throughout the day with hundrets of tourists. The elephants have to carry them all day long the same trek every ...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    Was extremely hesitant to go to a place that lets people ride elephants, but was told by the tour guide that there was an option to wash and clean the elephants instead. I felt a lot better about this...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    We were really excited about this trip, and were so sure it was going to be a proper sanctuary - our trip advisor hadn't told us the name, but assured us it was a well known and loved 'sanctuary'. Whe...  more »

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Kanchanaburi town center offers plenty of comfortable hotels, with pricier ones located right on the banks of the River Kwai. Move away from the river to take advantage of a drastic drop in prices for rooms offering much the same level of comfort and facilities provided by the city's riverside alternatives. Explore the rural areas for budget hotels, quirky rental apartments, and guesthouses making use of their scenic surroundings.
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