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Wangpo Elephant Camp

#31 of 56 things to do in Kanchanaburi Features Animals
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 81 868 2761
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This was not the best elephant camp I've visited in Thailand. However, the staff was wonderful... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Marc J
Honolulu, Hawaii

DO NOT GO THERE!!! Absolute animal abuse and cruelty... Horrible how they treat poor animals... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Maja B
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was not the best elephant camp I've visited in Thailand. However, the staff was wonderful. Animals appeared happy. The ride was peaceful and enjoyable.

Thank Marc J
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

DO NOT GO THERE!!! Absolute animal abuse and cruelty... Horrible how they treat poor animals, chained and kept on the sun all day with no water or shade... That place should be closed ASAP! 3 hour drive and money for nothing, for leaving the camp...More

Thank Maja B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Elephants are wonderful animals! In this camp we got a lot of emotions! We played with him in water, it was grateful! We made so many photo! Thanks a lot for this pleasure!

Thank Ангелина С
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Tuesday 7th March we went on an arranged trip from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and Erawan, 3 hour drive, taking in the sites, which included a vist here. The first bit of the visit was a bamboo raft trip down the River Kwai, supposed to last...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Been here for a day trip this was one of the best days out I've had in Thailand we started off by riding an elephant round the camp and then went on to ride the elephant into the water in the river Kwai and let...More

Thank adyr400
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This review is coming almost a year after my trip to Thailand, but it left such an impact on me that it's been on my to-do all this while. I had booked a tour with a friend that included a trip to the Wangpo Elephant...More

4  Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Really had a blast. The visit was organized by the "Tour with Tong" guys, and we spent the day with Full Moon... First we fed her, then we rode her and finally we bathe her on the river. Might feel a bit guilty today, when...More

Thank abaraldi
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Not really the high end elephant park, i expect the ride would be across the jungle but it was just around the bush, Bathing with the elephant was very short and the animal doesn't really enjoy the water. Our elephant keep on stopping and picking...More

4  Thank zarikh z
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was backpacking for 6 weeks in South-East Asia and this has been my worst visit. I regretted it so much. I am not so sure about the suffering of elephants since I am not an expert. However, I did not see any loving elephant...More

7  Thank KillBillMtl
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

For this activities, I think it's quite hard to review because some of you might think it torture animals but some of you might not. As I'm Thai and I know the history of Thai elephants, Thai elephants in the past, they had a duty...More

Thank Jyblada
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Taylor M
Does anyone know if you have to make a reservation at this place?
19 March 2016|
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Response from Kt Y | Reviewed this property |
no reservation needed. However I believe if you like to pay more for the elephant river bathing , you might want to be there in the morning.. I was told the elephants will shower in the morning. There are separate ticket... More