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Ayutthaya Elephant Palace & Royal Kraal

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Nice Elephant Ride, but Yes, There's Cruelty in Here

I rode an elephant twice before here, and I should say all experiences are interesting. But The... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Ronald C
Manila, Philippines
Day caring for Elephants

what a relaxing amazing day spent amongst these amazing elephants and working with people... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

what a relaxing amazing day spent amongst these amazing elephants and working with people passionate about providing care and a safe home for these animals Thank you Michelle and Ewa and all others involved in this experience of walking and taking the elephants for their...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Went there after business meetings. What we got from there is that the operators of the elephant rides asked for too much money for 45 mins tour around the ancient ruins. I feel really sorry for the elephants as some of them are not treated...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our guide carried a bullhook from the very beginning and I was curious why. To my surprise, he used it continuously throughout the excursion to hit the elephant. I grew upset and disappointed, which was misread as boredom, and as a result, the elephant got...More

1  Thank EJ D
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I rode an elephant twice before here, and I should say all experiences are interesting. But The area where the elephants are going is too small. And yes, I feel the cruelty of the people to elephants here. There is a floating market also nearby...More

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Don’t go it’s horrible, when I was coming back from the night market I heard screams of elephants and some even working in training.Just don’t go if you care,go to a sanctuary.Much Better

2  Thank YannicK128
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

First things first, they were using the elephants in a circus type performance area to do tricks and dance to music. If you have a heart or some morals that should be enough to put you off. We did not ride or pay to see...More

9  Thank emily s
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Great experience for kids and adults! Learn about the history not just take photos or videos. These elephants are majestic and are working too! My favorite is Lakshmi.

1  Thank IanGalliguez
Reviewed 17 January 2018

You can see these elephants all over ayutthaya, carrying careless or ignorant tourists on their backs while chained up.

7  Thank James M
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

So horrendous to see the elephants so badly treated, chained up, restless, performing. Do not visit if you like elephants at all. If you enjoy torturing animals then you may understand this cruel and vile place. There are much nicer ways to see elephants. DO...More

8  Thank Amossy
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

They beat the crap out of elephants with the pointy sharp hook! Imagine this weapon on your head all the time! Their staffs are very aggressive and demand tips. I saw staffs were fighting with a tourist and one of the staff uses the weapon...More

9  Thank Boonyavee
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7 December 2017|
Response from PC1955 | Reviewed this property |
Have you seen how many tourists behave in Thailand? A sharp hook may be the most gentle solution.
16 February 2016|
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Response from Boonyavee | Reviewed this property |
This place is terrible and should be banned. Their staffs are very aggressive also!