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Ayothaya Elephant Village

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101 Moo 7, Pailing, Ayutthaya, Thailand
+66 35 881 678
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Avoid by all means

There are lots of elephants that carry Tourists (manly Asians) around on a little roundtrip. For me... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Paul H
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Stuttgart, Germany
Interesting experience

I had some reservations about this place, but the ride was good and interesting place to see. These... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Henry B L
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Ontario, Canada
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good13%
  • Average28%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible33%
1 May 2018
“Avoid by all means”
6 Mar 2018
“Interesting experience”
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101 Moo 7, Pailing, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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+66 35 881 678
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

There are lots of elephants that carry Tourists (manly Asians) around on a little roundtrip. For me it just felt horrible to see these beautiful animals degraded for a fun ride. Just disgusting!! The Trip is 2000 Bhat. The whole atmosphere of the place feels...More

1  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I had some reservations about this place, but the ride was good and interesting place to see. These are hard working people and elephants making a living. See, experience and learn.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This place still exists and it is as bad as the other reviews say. We got conned here by our driver from Bangkok, who mentioned a floating market, and we hadn't done our research to realize there isn't really one in Ayutthaya. There were a...More

4  Thank Jason S
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended to avoid this place Very sad to see these elephants in this area, and unbelievable that tourists still have fun to ride the elephants or "enjoy" the not so spontanious tricks.

3  Thank Jeroen0200
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I feel bad for the Elephants. My friends insisted to go here but I did not participate. The elephants are treated poorly. They will also insist on tipping. Highly commercialized

3  Thank josiful
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stopped and filmed about 12 elephants walking around!!! We are going to go on an elephant ride soon!!!! These elephants were larger than most I have seen at elephant farms.... this place actually is pretty close to Bangkok.... most of the other elephant places...More

Thank gary c
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Riding on elephant according to Thai history is for King or privileged visitor to this ancient city. Those days there are more greenery and mudded pavement not tar road which is hot. Ayutthaya is a very small city or island. Rent a bicycle or scooter...More

3  Thank KennyQQ
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This place was included in the tour package which we have signed up. As my family are all animal lovers, we declined to ride on the elephants. We have to wait there even if we do not want to as some people in signed up...More

4  Thank BrandonNg
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I went there with my sister yesterday, we tried to bargain the elephant ride the first price was 1,700 baht with picture for 30mins for 2 and we asked lower so she said 1,500 but that's still expensive so we asked for a bit more...More

5  Thank raianna0792
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

We came here as a group, and while most of the group went for a bicycle ride through Ayutthaya, I stayed with my 3 year old nephew on what was a super hot day. We decided to walk around and see the elephants, and what...More

5  Thank adl08
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