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Address: Forest Road, next to one worthwhile KHUNPAEN | Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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+66 86 901 3981

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We enjoyed this. Did not see any abuse of the elephants.

We stopped here for a breather after doing the tour of the ruins. Stopped and had a soda from the machine and I got to wander around the elephant enclosure to take pictures for my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandy D
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Kincardine, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day sightseeing we decided to go on a elephant ride. And what a great experience the mahout was very knowledgeable. The ride lasts about 20 minutes. So the elephant isn't tired and is well fed and watered. We'll be back to explore more of the site. Brilliant day out

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Thank steve t
Kincardine, Canada
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286 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a breather after doing the tour of the ruins. Stopped and had a soda from the machine and I got to wander around the elephant enclosure to take pictures for my Granddaughter. I was especially interested in seeing how these beautiful beasts were being treated. Now, understand, that this is a tourist area, so the life... More 

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Thank Sandy D
Bengaluru, India
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73 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Kraal is locally called 'Phaniat' was used for capture of wild elephants in ancient times. It is a spacious enclosure made of massive teak logs. One of the attractions at this Kraal is elephant ride which comes @ THB400 per person. Elephant ride would be good for and enjoyable by children and we just avoided it. It's an average attraction.

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Thank Lakshman S
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74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I regret i did not check with trip advisor before agreeing to go! I paid to go on the elephant for 400 baht per person which i didn't mind. What i did mind was the expectation to tip! Though i had tipped once the woman who assigns the elephant demanded that i tipped again! Screaming at me to pay money!... More 

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1 Thank Anj03
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The entry fee is 2000 baht, once inside the staff are horrible constantly asking for tips for absolutely nothing then swearing at you if you refuse. The animals all look incredibly sad, one of the elephants looked to have a broken jaw, the staff all carry sharp metal pickaxes to tap on the heads of the elephants, the tigers were... More 

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4 Thank ItsOver9000
Wroclaw, Poland
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

400 thb for 20 min ride. Thai respect elephants? No way! Not here 😡 We saw bleading wounds on small elephants head. The elephants like these are tormented to earn money. Do not visit thst place. Dont be molester.

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2 Thank Lukasz D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Any time you get to ride an elephant, the elephant is being beaten mistreated locked up for the time when they are not working. Do not support any places that allows you to ride elephants. How would you feel to be locked up and ridden by some foreign person.. and locked up when you're not working. They are wild animals... More 

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2 Thank Joyce T
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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593 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have fallen in love with elephants and getting to ride on one was a must!!!! this place was great... NO chains on the elephants and I got to help bathe a big guy too!!!.. Plenty of opportunity for pictures and the people were great!!! Lots of elephant traffic on the paths!!!!!!! I didn't ride bareback but in a seat!!!

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Thank gary c
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were in ayutthya and had no plans to ride an elephant as we had already read about how this is not good for the elephants. But we were horrified to see a guy on his elephant take his elephant behind a truck and beat it repeatedly hitting it on the head just before taking it off to be ridden... More 

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6 Thank Stephanie M
Hasselt, Belgium
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118 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Don't spent your time and money to make a short trip on an elephant who has to make the same way all day long. If you don't tip the driver on your way to take a picture, your trip will be shorter.

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