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Elephant Village Pattaya

#15 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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Dirty elephant seats.

I have had an elephant trekking and after that I found my jeans dirty with rubber tree latex... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
Very nice place to visit

I enjoy my full day in elephant village pattaya many things you see there and fully enjoy place, in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
+66 38 249 818
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have had an elephant trekking and after that I found my jeans dirty with rubber tree latex stains. Stuff wasn't very cooperative about that. Hardly I've got from them 500 baht for cleaning my jeans. The total price (1600 baht) is quite high for...More

Thank jabott7
Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoy my full day in elephant village pattaya many things you see there and fully enjoy place, in village I like mostly elephant safari and traditional clothing making machine and of tour traditions dance ceremony

Thank nadeemkhan81
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super fun, but why do the elephants need to be chained when not in use as rides? Spider monkey was fun but the handler hit him when he misbehaved. I tried to teach the handler to treat the monkey like a baby and "redirect" but...More

Thank Elz B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If anyone can enjoy elephants easily, the place is in Pattaya. Enjoy 30 minutes ride on the elephant. The price is 600 Baht per person.

1  Thank JOH20260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great experience riding an elephant thru the jungle and then watching his/her caregiver give it a nice bath afterwards. You can adopt one of these lovely creatures if you are so inclined to help them and there are some wonderufl photo op's available

1  Thank pescadablanca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong I know some people will not agree with these type of places and I guess that is there view. My view is I come every time I'm here to experience something quite magical with these wonderful animals and I love every...More

Thank swansealad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm an animal lover so I don't like animals to be caged or to see them in a zoo, let them live their natural life so do these 100s of elephants in Thai zoos

Thank JKK83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elephant ride with activity and Thai cultural show is the main attraction of this spot... but everything is overpriced... if you are not an elephant lover... miss this spot

Thank Kamal707
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun and friendly elephant handlers. Cultural show afterwards was better than expected and you can take photos with performers afterwards

Thank tourist_travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and could buy bananas to feed the elephants. You could pay 100 Bhat to have a photo of an elephant pick you up by his trunk. The elephant ride can either be 45 mins long or 1 1/2 hour long, we did the...More

Thank claireross958
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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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Anyone know if they have any issue with you bringing your own GoPro?
31 December 2016|
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Response from Athol I | Reviewed this property |
yes you can bring. i did
what is the cost of a ticket to this attraction ?
27 December 2016|
Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
we booked ours through hotel check their website if going direct