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Pattaya Elephant Village, Pattaya

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#3 of 36 in Wildlife in Pattaya
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Meet some of nature's grandest creatures at Pattaya Elephant Village, a sanctuary for old and injured elephants no longer able to work in the jungles of Thailand. Take a ride on the back of one these stoic beasts, have a go at feeding them with your hand, and--of course--take a whole bunch of photos. Learn more about the lives of working elephants in Thailand from the trained keepers, as well as about the work done by the sanctuary and others like it. Plan to visit Pattaya Elephant Village during your Pattaya vacation using our convenient Pattaya trip itinerary maker website.
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  • Animal concentration camp. Elephants hit with sharp sticks and chained up. Don’t support this establishment. 
    Animal concentration camp. Elephants hit with sharp sticks and chained up. Don’t support this establishment.  more »
  • The Elephant and cultural shows were superb. The price of entrance ticket for foreigners was high than for the nationals. 
    The Elephant and cultural shows were superb. The price of entrance ticket for foreigners was high than for the nationals.  more »
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  • Long opinion short it could be better but it is ok. It's little bit like circus with animals they have and elephants. We felt like there is price tag for everything there. We spent more time watching quite funny shows than enjoying elephants, but it was ok as we had plenty of time. The 100 baht as tip for taking pictures with actors is really not ok though. The show is some playback and dancing performance with some animals entering the stage. Elephants look fine. We seen one in cage with chains on him. I don't know what is going on, maybe they should put some information about why they are doing it, so it would look so cruel. They use some hooks to pull elephants behind them. Maybe it's the only or good enough way to do that but it doesn't look good. Seems like each elephant has limit for rides per some period of time. Elephant ride was cool, we took 15 minute one and it was 15 minute. We had to wait for dozen of minutes to enter. Entry fee is 300, you have drink included in the ticket and discount for one activity. Together we paid 600 for entry ticket and 15 minutes ride. Cafe inside is quite good. With the coupon you can get everything except beer. Also there is mini zoo. You can see skunk, goats, emus and few more small mammals and birds. Monkeys were there too but outside in area marked as for stuff only. I also recommend to go one after another for riding if you are in group. One person should take pictures of the riding one from cafe. Otherwise you have to pay for pictures from the pond and they don't let you take picture of picture. The park looks like it need some maintenance and improvements.
  • I visited this place yesterday. I honestly don't like to see animals in cages. BUT thought the elephants seam very happy. Nice place for a few hours. 15 minutes for a elephant ride is just right. Then watch a show. Good coffee ☕️ 😋

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