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Elephant Village Pattaya

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54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
+66 38 249 818
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A place to com closer to Elephants that usual

Unlike a Zoo, here you come very close to the legendary Asian Work-Elephants. The shows are... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Gerd C
Dirty elephant seats.

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

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
+66 38 249 818
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Unlike a Zoo, here you come very close to the legendary Asian Work-Elephants. The shows are average but very informative. It is possible to ride an Elephant, on an pre-settet path, which is a nice experience.

Thank Gerd C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

2  Thank jabott7
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

2  Thank nadeemkhan81
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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 17 May 2017

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 12 May 2017

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 11 May 2017 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 5 May 2017 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

2  Thank JKK83
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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

1  Thank Kamal707
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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

Thank tourist_travels
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Victoria A
19 September 2017|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
Elephants are worshipped here in Thailand. Abuse, any abuse is not tolerated. The elephants are very loosely chained so they don't wander off. There is no problem. They are very well cared for, far better than some... More
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.