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Ayothaya Elephant Village

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Touristy place and No to elephant riding

This place was included in the tour package which we have signed up. As my family are all animal... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Singapore, Singapore
Elephant cruelty

The elephants are shackled up by the anckles and scarred from the chains, we actually saw one of... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Ayutthaya, Thailand
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27 Jul 2018
“Elephant cruelty”
1 May 2018
“Avoid by all means”
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

The elephants are shackled up by the anckles and scarred from the chains, we actually saw one of the dancing elephant shows from outside the performance areas and in a matter of minutes we saw how they were made to dance by pulling on their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aaron-evans1234
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Paul H
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Henry B L
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

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank Jason S
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Jeroen0200
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

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank josiful
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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank gary c
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

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank KennyQQ
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

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank BrandonNg
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

Date of experience: June 2016
5  Thank raianna0792
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