Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Lampang

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Established to help improve Thailand's animal conservation efforts,Thai Elephant Conservation Center allows you to observe over 50 free-roaming Asian elephants in large enclosures. Activities offered by the center include watching the elephants bathe, meeting baby elephants, and even taking an elephant-back ride as part of the experience. Don't be put off if you haven't been on this type of adventure before, as the center provides an educational "dos and don'ts" designed for tourists. Add Thai Elephant Conservation Center to your Lampang travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lampang road trip planner .
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  • An own car or driver is required. Show is fine, elefants seem to be treated well. Elefant riding is also possible, even for kids alone. Relaxed place - our kids loved it.  more »
  • Visited as part of a tour of Asia that is the Raptors shows or equivalent in France. It seems more natural and less forced than a Dolphinarium. It is close to a horse show... We have seen that the bath, the parade and the show. The mahout have a hook that they do not use but one of them used a needle during the bath (at least). Of course it is necessary that the mahout to take his elephant... The elephants seemed to really enjoy during the bath. The parade and the show are well done. In the end 2 elephants paint pictures that are offered for sale. Initially, the ballad has an elephant (which we did not) is a mini tour around a pond.
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  • I had a strange feeling with the visit. It's great to be able to touch the elephants, give them to eat or see them bathing. The show very no more. The bad came to riding the elephant. I thought (ignorant) that for them being so large, it was not a great effort, but during the ride the animal stood, and the caregiver gave me to understand (in its Thai) that an elephant as much load to 1 person without discomfort, not to 2 with a Chair as well as the caregiver. I felt horrible for thinking that was hurting the animal... for nothing is worth. Instead I recommend visiting the elephant hospital, where very kindly explain about animals. It is off-center and there is nothing to pay.
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  • My second visit here. The grounds are extensive and nicely maintained. The elephant bathing and show are the same and enjoyable. Perhaps my first review was noted because the ride from the entrance is now very sedate. Well worth a visit as clearly the handlers do everything to foster a good relationship with the elephants.
  • This place is really worthwhile to visit. However they should consider to terminate the elephant riding tours
  • You can visit a very nice elephant 🐘 show for tourists. In every case worth to see.
  • Interesting place. Looked like they care for the animals well. You definitely get close up to some magnificent elephants.
  • Loved this place. Great experience to see the elephants bathe, perform work tasks, feed them and ride them. All for reasonable prices.
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