Baanchanghai Elephant Lovers, Phuket Town

2.6
#16 of 17 in Parks in Phuket Town
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  • I was looking to go somewhere were the elephants were cruelty free and happy. We arrived and started feeding the elephants and everything was ok. We began to to walk to the beach to go swimming with t...  more »
  • There are chains and they do go on trecks which are very damaging to elephants. Their backs are not built to have humans weight. Too sad for the elephants to be held by the ear to make them do what th...  more »
  • On the back of an elephant in Thailand is too famous, jungle? Is to take a walk. At 9 o'clock this morning at the Tour Desk of the town had Pickup at Hotel registration at 10. In very convenient on elephant, 15 minutes from Patong Beach after 30 minutes, on move 15, including wait time is about an hour and a half tour. Elephant climbing hills about 15 minutes one way, round trip was. You can safely enjoy the had small children (3 years old), so don't be afraid, everyone was satisfied in that first experience. It is about 30 minutes is just right.
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  • Elephants well looked after. Cool place to visit
  • Expected a sanctuary like experience but found the whole experience regimented with elephants being led to us after we arrived with loose but clear leads around their necks. We fed two elephants for a bit which was well and all and then walked around a decrepit track with the elephants being yelled at or hit with a stick when they went off the track. The last straw was when we saw a baby elephant being made to dance for the enjoyment of other tourists and when we asked to leave the company paid driver wouldn't take us back to our hotel until we had listen to a tirade speech from the owner who berated other "businesses" while saying he has the best treatment of "his elephants" and continued to say that we don't know how things work in Thailand.
  • After doing some research, this place seemed to be a sanctuary for elephants, where there was no riding them and you just fed and bathed them, this was true of the experience, but unfortunately you can see they are chained and controlled, to make them do these things. In terms of where the elephants bath it is a small concrete pool and not there for the elephants to enjoy, just for the people paying to take ‘nice’ photos with and on the elephants. We left half way through, as it’s not a sanctuary and was upsetting to see the elephants made to do these things for our ‘enjoyment’.
  • Wonderful experience and the elephants were well looked after. The riders clearly cared for thier elephants.
  • There are approx 20 elephants (may be more)around. There are kind of grouped together (mainly around the food section). I would say they have treated well - no beating, no chains no cages. We took a 45min ride - a good experience.
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