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Baanchang Elephant Park

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Two days with the Elephants

Wonderful time for the family!! Two days out in the hills with the Elephants was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon S
London, United Kingdom
Very good operation

Was recommended by the concierge in the Chiang Mai Shangri La - told me that is was one of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Baan Chang Elephant Park is a unique, small Thai family-run Eco-Park with 100% Thai owner, not a chain or part of a large tourist organization. We are dedicated to providing our elephants with the highest quality-of-life possible. We will not...more
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147/1 Rachadamnoen Rd | Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 86 924 1245
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t know any better at the time and I’m ashamed of what I did. Elephants are not meant to be ridden, and I did. They’re also locked up in chains for most of the day. Workers use bull hooks, and they are forced into...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful time for the family!! Two days out in the hills with the Elephants was an amazing experience. The team looked after us really well, starting with feeding the elephants lunch (after chopping up the sugar cane) then making some sticky rice balls. A short...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The majority of people continue to ride the elephants! Although the animals are well treated and well fed, in this park the animals continue to be assembled! It is unbelievable how, in the light of current knowledge, tourists can continue to want to ride animals...More

1  Thank ramiromoreira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended by the concierge in the Chiang Mai Shangri La - told me that is was one of the least expensive, one of the closest in terms of access and consistently got positive reviews by Shangri La customers. After taking the family (3 kids...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we knew we were going to Chiang Mai we specifically looked for activities relating to being with elephants. Checked out a number of elephant parks and activities around the area and decided on Baanchang Park because of the interaction we were going to be...More

1  Thank Palman13
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I loved this park, one of my favorite experiences in Thailand. They work and function by donations, they care about the elephants, they rescue abused elephants. They have on man per elephant every day all day. They give them food, medicine and even take care...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are on our honeymoon, and I wanted to make sure we visited an elephant sanctuary where the elephants were treated properly. After much research I narrowed it down to Baanchang and Pattara (a bit more pricey) so we went with Baanchang...More

1  Thank Jevy13
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This was the most wonderful day spent at the Baanchang Elephant Park and the Poo Paper factory. We absolutely loved it!

1  Thank Chica-Joey F
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Baanchang with our kids (14, 11 and 8) during our trip to Chiang Mai. We had been there seven years ago without he kids and specifically returned to Thailand just to go to Baanchang. Our host, Sumit, was the same host from our...More

1  Thank The T
Reviewed 16 April 2018

They have 47 elephants, including 4 young ones in 2018. Another baby is due in 2019. Taz was a great guide. Request him if you can. They give you a pair of pants and tunic when you arrive and you put your clothes and valuables...More

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4 April 2018|
Response from 00Marie00 |
I did get a reply when I asked again. They confirmed our date with a receipt so all my worries are gone. The email in their website does work.
11 February 2018|
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Response from Eszter T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, We have booked the tour few days before we went and we didn't get the email confirmation either. I just popped into their office the day before the tour was booked (the office is located in central so easy to find... More