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Elephant Village Pattaya

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54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
+66 38 249 818
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Sorry for the elephants

I liked animals and was nice to see elephants as they really are amazing but felt slightly for them... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
linsuelam
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Hong Kong, China
fantastic adventure

I like elephant and Pattaya it is wonderful place for elephant riding It is usually cost 650 baht... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TaherAlbaghliJulian
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I liked animals and was nice to see elephants as they really are amazing but felt slightly for them as they did not seem to be happy.

Thank linsuelam
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like elephant and Pattaya it is wonderful place for elephant riding It is usually cost 650 baht with transfer.It was cool.It was great experience.It is wonderful ride in green area. The bad thing the men sometimes hit the elephant by stick with sharp cast...More

Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Thailand, ride an elephant of course. This is one of the better Elephant attractions in the region. The best ones are up in the Northwestern part of Thailand. However, you will "trek" through farmland, some forest, and wind up in a small lake...More

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience and although some people raise concerns over welfare I must say I didn't see anything untoward and the elephants looked it tip top condition. I truly magical experience.

Thank Damian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

elephant trecking is one of the amazing activity u do in Thailand .. this time we had the ride me and my 2 years old daughter , she really love it , especially when we went in the water ..

1  Thank samahitani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please don't go here. Making money out or poor animals is always animal abuse. Doesn't matter if you ride them or "only" wash them. Wake up and take your responsibility! If tourists keep going here the abuse will never end.

Thank Milou S
Reviewed 21 July 2017 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

3  Thank zouzelou
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017

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
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Victoria A
20 September 2017|
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Response from Rachie49 | Reviewed this property |
Extremely clean and you can see they really care for the animals
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Samantha22Lichfield
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.
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sdigital
31 December 2016|
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Response from Athol I | Reviewed this property |
yes you can bring. i did
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