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Ban Kwan Chang, Ko Chang
(3.8/5 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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  • We when on the 2hr option which we had a trek of about 45mins through some jungle including streams. Then a swim with the elephants & were able to scrub them in a water hole. The Mahout never once use...  more »
  • As we didnt want to ride on the elephant, we just went to take a bath with them. We helped to take a bath to a female elephant who was funny. The caregivers were not so strict with her, i didnt feel t...  more »
  • Today the two hours anyway. First delicious and especially nice with an elephant swim and washed Then spacious ride through the jungle. Very worth it of course elephants not toys but they are very treated nicely here and unlike other providers are not circus attractions Prick hook not once used by very friendly and loving caregiver Tip drag your own rented motor saves a lot and your motorcycle is easy to find two days paid
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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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