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Ban Kwan Chang, Ko Chang

(3.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Proclaimed one of the best elephant camps on the island, Ban Kwan Chang sits deep in the jungle and provides opportunities to feed, bathe, and ride an elephant. The animals are more at ease and healthier in their natural habitat, and caretakers are happy to answer your questions about the gentle giants. Transportation is provided when you reserve in advance, but remember to take plenty of mosquito repellant to protect yourself from the clouds of insects. Put Ban Kwan Chang on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ko Chang family vacation planner.
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  • Elephants are not above sitting and if attraction rounds on to drive. Do you really think that they like it? All the people who do this.. shame on you deeply!! We are also along this park, and like almost all parks in Thailand it is horrible to see how these elephants have to live. If all the dumb tourists well stop with this sort of thing to do, to make the rounds on elephants and supposedly to wash? Maybe just maybe changed there again what because the Thai people to be able to earn any more money there. I found this park again really to cry..
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  • Local staff is very unfriendly, animals are not treated well and the trip is too expensive. Don't go there. It is not worth the money and this kind of animal treatment should not be supported. 
  • Elephant sanctuary that takes care of threatened elephants from mainland thailand, definitely the best and most ethical camp on the island. Some of the coments here suggesting that elephants should al...  more »
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  • In my eyes the best elephant camp on Koh Chang. I send many many customers to Ban Kwan Chang and never had any complaints! The Camp is located in the middle of the Jungle, no road crossing or boring standing under roof for the elephants involved like in many other camps on Koh Chang. The transfers are always in time and we'll caretaking of the guests during there stay.
  • Please please do your research before visiting any elephant camp! Your money supports an awful industry here, there are much more reputable places. If you care at all about the elephants you'll spend money where it benefits the animal. They suffer immensely where elephant rides are promoted and bull hooks used.
  • Beautiful place...
  • Not knowing if we were to ban or no activities related to elephants we went there to see the way in which a camp, backed to a foundation for the preservation of the pachyderms, treated animals. There is no apparent outsourcing hurt, apart from the fact that the elephants at rest have 2 legs chained strongly hindering their movements. The malaise sets in when you notice mounds of debris and glass near the animals. You then ask for information on the Foundation by the camp, back you the tourist prospectus in response. If your notice is not yet settled, posters put up in the camp and putting forward shooting of Koh Chang should help... TripAdvisor has decided in October 2016 to put an end to such activities online reservations.
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  • It is difficult to discern whether the elephants are treated well as a layman. In my opinion Yes. There's the mahouts and elephants work from northern Thailand and Laos here better living conditions on Koh Chang.
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