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Elephant Village Pattaya

#15 of 132 things to do in Pattaya Features Animals
54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
+66 38 249 818
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Dont go!

If you are in thailand chose a different place to see elephants and have a walk on them. We have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Amazing experience

Absolutely loved this experience, we did the 45 min ride and can highly rate. Only downside is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
+66 38 249 818
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in thailand chose a different place to see elephants and have a walk on them. We have been there and at first asked us to py a ticket for 1h walk with elephants.The ticket was pricey but they offered our transportation for...More

2  Thank zouzelou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this experience, we did the 45 min ride and can highly rate. Only downside is continuously being asked for tips by the staff

1  Thank Rachie49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this elephant park many times and every time I go there it has changed and grown. It is an amazing place to visit a fantastic day out. There are the most fantastic gardens with beautiful overhead walk ways so you dont...More

Thank paulrob1961
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Good experience as we got to ride an elephant for 45 minutes. We also got to take pictures with elephants, a monkey, snake, and a prairie dog. However everyone had their hand out for a tip which took away from the fun we was having....More

Thank Ricky H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

booked a 1hour elephant ride which was an interesting experience. The first problem was trying to sit on the seat on the back of the elephant. Once seated the mahout, who was a very friendly person started the ride. He told me that the elephant...More

1  Thank colin b
Reviewed 22 June 2017

If you are looking for some extraordinary demonstration by the very well trained elephants, this is the place to be. One can buy T shirts having elephant motifs for souvenir.

1  Thank sandeepkumarindia
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Unlike a Zoo, here you come very close to the legendary Asian Work-Elephants. The shows are average but very informative. It is possible to ride an Elephant, on an pre-settet path, which is a nice experience.

Thank Gerd C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have had an elephant trekking and after that I found my jeans dirty with rubber tree latex stains. Stuff wasn't very cooperative about that. Hardly I've got from them 500 baht for cleaning my jeans. The total price (1600 baht) is quite high for...More

2  Thank jabott7
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I enjoy my full day in elephant village pattaya many things you see there and fully enjoy place, in village I like mostly elephant safari and traditional clothing making machine and of tour traditions dance ceremony

2  Thank nadeemkhan81
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Super fun, but why do the elephants need to be chained when not in use as rides? Spider monkey was fun but the handler hit him when he misbehaved. I tried to teach the handler to treat the monkey like a baby and "redirect" but...More

Thank Elz B
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Why is this place advertising as a sanctuary when they are clearly an animal entertainment venue? The definition of a sanctuary is a place of refuge or rest, a place where you can feel at peace and restful. I would like to ask how elephant riding, tug of war, basket ball, talent shows etc are peaceful and restful? Elephants are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring animals. They are also among the most abused when forced to entertain the public by “giving” rides and forced to do other unnatural and painful acts. Travel companies around the world profit from some of the cruellest types of wildlife tourist attractions on earth. Whether it is riding elephants, taking selfies with tigers, or performing dolphin shows, these activities can cause lifelong suffering for wild animals.  Riding elephants. In order to make elephants submit to elephant rides and other human interactions, they are taken from their mothers when babies and forced through a horrific training process known as ‘the crush’. It involves physical restraints, inflicting severe pain and withholding food and water. By the time tourist come to ride an elephant, it may look at peace, but this is because it’s spirit has been broken. The bullhook used permanently reminds the animal of human dominance. The cruelty does not end after the crush. When not performing or used for rides most elephants are kept on chains, unable to socially interact with one another. This is hugely damaging to their physical and psychological wellbeing. Elephants are meant to roam with their families over vast distances, captive elephants are typically kept tightly chained and separated from their friends and loved ones. Up to 550,000 wild animals are currently enduring lifetimes of suffering at tourist entertainment venues globally. Tourists should be given the opportunity to enjoy the animals in their natural habitats not only to prevent animal suffering but to protect wildlife. Animals are not entertainers.
12 April 2017|
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Response from Lookingforthegood |
I think you have answered your questions. This is not a sanctuary. Just a money making racket for the greedy brutal local Thais. Spread the word, which is: stay away.
31 December 2016|
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Response from Athol I | Reviewed this property |
yes you can bring. i did
27 December 2016|
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Response from Ohwise1 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 American dollars