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Gajah Liar Valley

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Address: Mengyang Town, Jinghong 666100, China
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08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30

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nice walk through the forest

traveled to this area one afternoon with out young daughter (14 months). there are a number step and with a pram, can a bit of challenge. But overall the walk is gently flat. We... read more

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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See elephants (if you're lucky) almost in their natural habitat. It's extremely well done, enviromentally conscious and blends in well with the surroundings. They really are elephants living in their natural habitat but with thousands of people coming to see them every day. Not knocking it as let's face it, it is a tourist attraction. A worthwhile visit when in... More 

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45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

traveled to this area one afternoon with out young daughter (14 months). there are a number step and with a pram, can a bit of challenge. But overall the walk is gently flat. We saw a number of wild elephants on the walk. also make sure you visit the bird show. this was a great surprise. the Elephant school show... More 

Thank kiwiawayMelbourne
Shanghai, China
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47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

At present the Wild Elephant Valley is home for about 10 family clans of wild Asian Elephants, in total about 80 animals indigenous to the protection zone. Gajah Liar (better known in Chinese as Yexiang Gu野象谷) is a scenic area within the large Sanchahe Natural Reserve as part of the Rainforest Belt that stretches from China into neighboring Myanmar and... More 

2 Thank horst_8877
Montreal, Canada
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105 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a poor and uncivilized way of seeing or riding an elephant. Definitely not worth the 2 hour trip. This attraction is made to rip you off from your valuable and hard working money. Really disappointed.

1 Thank BrotherYo
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014

The procedures for training wild elephants to perform tricks involves several months of cruel breaking of the wild elephant's spirit. At an early age the elephants have to be separated from their mother. Then they have to be cruelly beaten for several months until they become subdued. If you visit such establishments it only encourages this type of cruel treatment... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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183 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

It is a nice tropical forest. The only thing is that we didn't see wild elephants that were promised. Unfortunately often there are many Chinese tourist groups with guides that are very loud. Therefore, the animals are scared and don't show up. We only saw the little elephant circus. The elephants playing football were quite funny. If you are looking... More 

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