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Elephant Village Pattaya

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Address: 54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 38 249 818
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Great afternoons activity. Elephant ride was awesome, raft trip was relaxing, Thai limousine (ox and cart ride) was great fun. Good Thai speaking guide who was informative and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Goettingen, Germany
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone is holding their hands open for tips and they even tell you that you should give them 100 Baht. Everything costs extra, pictures, food for the elephants and so on. Would never come here again.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for something different to do I'd definitely recommend this. Four of us had a brilliant afternoon at the Elephant Village and came away with memories we'll never forget.The price also included transportation from our hotel in Pattaya so it was stress free getting there and back.

2 Thank Darren C
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow.. Visiting this place was one of the best decisions. bookings tickets beforehand is an added advantage to enjoy it thoroughly.

Thank iamemmalee12
Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I came here because it was part of my group tour, but if I had known more about it, I would have avoided it like the plague. The animals seemed to be miserable (they looked drugged) and the man who led us on our elephant didn't treat us much better than the animals. He went to light a cigarette while... More 

7 Thank Elizabeth T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great afternoons activity. Elephant ride was awesome, raft trip was relaxing, Thai limousine (ox and cart ride) was great fun. Good Thai speaking guide who was informative and friendly. Only downside was Thai dancing at end. Fairly aggressive in pushing for tips that made my daughter uncomfortable. Excluding this without doubt 5 star rating

1 Thank RMS3107
Ibiza, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I thought it might be a sanctuary but was shocked to see riding of elephants here despite international condemnation of this in the global tourism community. Why Tripadvisor promotes elephants being ridden is beyond me. They have been tortured from birth to be submissive and "perform' Really unhappy about my experience

12 Thank 521honeyh
Alor Setar, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I went here today!(20-09-2016). The service was GOOD & Helpful. However, there is some area that they need to improve. During our Elephant Ride, the guide is smoking & its not comfortable for those who not smoking! All the staff are kind enough. Will come back again.

1 Thank Mir1989
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I don't know if there are two or more 'Elephant Villages' because I agree with Andrew B, it was a wonderful place to visit, with time for any tourists to mount, sitting on the bare necks of the elephants for a short 5/10 minute ride.

Thank John E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went with my girl friend. Got boring after 20 mins They will try and sell you many items and silk at mental prices Wont be back

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Having just read a couple of the last few reviews had to add my comments. Yes you are encouraged to tip but then this facility is best described as an elephant sanctuary and that's costs money. The animals are clearly well cared for and that shows in their demeanor, ladyboy dance did seem a bit strange but was actually quite... More 

Thank Andrew B

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