Ban Kwan Chang, Ko Chang

2.6
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. Find out how to plan Ko Chang trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Riding elephants is never right. Not even if the park writes "sanctuary" on the flag. A park that offers this experience never works ethically. Please deal with the topic in full before visiting an elephant park. Barbaric education methods are used to allow tourists to ride elephants. A holiday pleasure is not worth supporting an organization that profits from the torment of elephants.
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  • From reading the reviews, and battling with my own ethical views. We did decide to visit to see for ourselves what this place was like. We got there elephants all around us as we drove up the path, it...  more »
  • First of all, I have to contradict the previous speakers, what is partly written here of animal cruelty is total nonsense! We visited the camp and had mixed feelings thanks to some comments in advance. We arrived at the camp were warmly received and no one wanted to start an expensive tour. We were almost alone in the camp so no mass tourism is probably due to the fact that it is rather remote. We decided to buy a bucket of bananas for 200 baht and spend some time with the animals. We were able to move freely in the camp and feed the animals and get closer to you. Some animals walk around freely under supervision and appear healthy and fit. Elephants are no longer used as farm animals in the new era, so there is no place for you in the modern Asian world in the future, either you can still see you in such camps or you just disappear completely from nature. It is simply not possible to let the animals roam freely on such an island and at the same time to holiday safely as a tourist, that should be clear to everyone! We liked it, take a scooter and visit the camp to spend some time with the animals and make sure you enjoy your visit.
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