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Elephant Village Pattaya

#16 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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Take the ferry for 30 Baht

Koh Larn is close to Pattaya, in fact it is only 35 minutes by ferry (cost 30 Baht) from Bali Hai... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2015
Pattaya, Thailand
Good experience.

Booked a full package of elephant riding, trekking through the fields, ox and cart ride and evening... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2015
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54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
+66 38 249 818
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Koh Larn is close to Pattaya, in fact it is only 35 minutes by ferry (cost 30 Baht) from Bali Hai Wharf at the end off Walking St. Many people take the speedboats every morning from Pattaya beach, they cost between 1,500 and 2,500 Baht...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Booked a full package of elephant riding, trekking through the fields, ox and cart ride and evening meal. It was a great experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. The guide was good and very informative. The men on the elephants do try to get...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

First of all the prices are cheap for local Thais but NOT for all other visitors. The elephant and dance shows are enjoyable as are the gardens but why do the put hundreds if plastic animals in them?? Leave the gardens as they should be....More

Thank Rich068
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I had high expectations for this place when my wife wanted to visit and I took her. Because we didn't buy the tickets ahead of time, the pricing was pretty exorbitant at almost $100 for two people. But it was fun while we waited to...More

Thank Ryousan101
Reviewed 28 August 2015

There,s a lot to be said about never looking back in life and trying to re create the past. Ten years ago we took our son on this Elephant trekking trip at the very same place. It was amazing. Yesterday we returned with our 13...More

1  Thank ZoddieD
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Very Interesting to be visited , Elephant show is awesome plus the Thai dance show is really nice. Elephant ride is kind of expensive Baht400 / person

Thank hotmoe1
Reviewed 22 August 2015

It was quite large in area. Some of the elephants are smaller that what I thought. I was told the Asian elephants are comparatively smaller in size than the African ones. But they are so smart and cute. They can do things which need power,...More

Thank EndlessService
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The kids enjoyed feeding and interacting with the elephants and we also went on an elephant walk in the surrounding area. We all enjoyed it thoroughly. We also visited a silk 'factory' house and afterwards we had lovely fruits and drinks. It is a beautiful...More

Thank TduPreez
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Elephants are confined to little spaces underneath a roof, with chains restricting how far they can move. You can't help but feel the elephants aren't overly happy with where they are. I'm not sure if they obey because they're well trained, or if they're...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Very good time riding elephants with my friends. The people are very nice that work there. You get bombarded by employees asking you if you want to do everything else. The guide was very nice and taught us about the elephants. I wish it was...More

Thank Nathan G
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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