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Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

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Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket, Thailand
+66 88 590 9714
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We're a unique animal welfare and conservation project working to rehabilitate unwanted or confiscated gibbons from the pet trade and tourist industry. Come visitor our centre at Bang Pae waterfall and learn about the fascinating lives of gibbons and how you can help these highly endangered animals! Open 9am - 4.30pm (except Thursday, 9am - 3pm) our centre is free of charge however entrance to the national park area where we are located is 200 Baht per adult. For information about volunteer opportunites visit our website. Please note: GRP is an active conservation project and the majority of our animals are part of an ongoing reintroduction program. A select number of gibbons can be seen from our public viewing area but visitors are not able to feed them or otherwise interact with them.
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Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket, Thailand
+66 88 590 9714
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A few days prior to the visit we had noticed girls with baby animals getting tourists to handle and had their picture taken, and I didn't realize they were baby gibbons; it was a horrible sight to see, the animals looked distressed , their handlers...More

Thank Mikeyweez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to come here and see something 'non-touristy'. In 2 hours, I learnt so much about the idiocy of humans, their ability to harm animals for monetary reasons and how this still goes on. I am incredibly grateful to GRP for starting a project that...More

Thank Tirkus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational and informative. The 2 volunteers (from the Netherlands) were very well versed and super nice. It is always sad to see wild animals in cages, but their purpose is to hopefully rehabilitate and release gibbons back to the wild. Worth a visit and...More

Thank ralstida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

..., a trip here can both a fun and educational experience. Lots of signs in English will teach you everything you want and don’t want to know about gibbons. Was able to see a few of the animals. Not sure it Would be worth the...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This project is located in a scenic area near a river. On the way, the road is bordered by hevea plantations. The gibbon rehab project is small and only a few cages are readily visible. They receive injured or gibbons that are donated to them...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is a worthy visit despite the trip and national park fee. There is a beautiful (eady) hike to a nice waterfall as well as seeing thr gibbons. If you're planning to see thr gibbons keep in mind there is very limited...More

Thank Bailey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived here not really knowing what to expect but I was surprised. The information that was given was good. The gibbons were well looked after and looked happy and very vocal. I just wished you could see more. After visitng the gibbons you can...More

Thank truecockney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice guides. This place is for everyone, who wants to do good things. Do not expect anything such as tourist "sexy" attraction. The only thing I do not understand is that some other people charge 200B/person by the entrance to the "national park". In...More

Thank _tomasek_erben
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful centre which teaches you all about the gibbons and their history and the centres focus of rehabilitating them to be able to go live in their natural wild habitat after spending their whole lives being used as pets, beaten and hurt and made...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful passionate guide, invaluable work being done here to help save and rehabilitate beautiful animals who deserve better treatment than they have previously been given. If you are in Phuket please do come visit, donate and observe. This wonderful organisation is obviously struggling and could...More

Thank Liz W
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Jackie B
9 November 2017|
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Response from Auscat11 | Reviewed this property |
That depends where the cruise ships docks. From Patong its not a long drive so easily done in a day, I would suggest you ask the taxi to wait for you though
7 September 2017|
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Response from DavidBradshaw573 | Reviewed this property |
The Gibbon Project is free. Entry to the Khao Phra Taew Royal Wildlife & Forest reserve costs 200 THB each.