We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elephant Village Pattaya

Features Animals
54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
+66 38 249 818
Save
Review Highlights
A Must do if in Pattaya

Absolutely amazing! Fun, factual, interactive experience! From the moment we hope out of the car to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joel I
via mobile
Friendly place, take some bananas

Lovely experience, really one of a kind. ask for discount and take some bananas for the elephants... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
World-is-small5356
,
Bangkok, Thailand
Read all 1,114 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ox cart” (24 reviews)
“silk worms” (12 reviews)
“raft ride” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
CONTACT
+66 38 249 818
Write a Review
Reviews (1,114)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 593 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Fun, factual, interactive experience! From the moment we hope out of the car to the moment we got back, the experience was well worth the price, from holding monkeys to being lifted into the air by a elephant.

Thank Joel I
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely experience, really one of a kind. ask for discount and take some bananas for the elephants! Going through the water was exciting and i really enjoyed being so up close and personal. The buffet after is a nice touch

Thank World-is-small5356
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great time racing our elephants. The elephant looked happy when he swallowed all my bananas and it was fun getting knocked in the head when he expressed his gratitude. Don't miss the elephants because they will surprise you with...More

Thank KommandantTampa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The elephants are glorious - they really are impressive creatures - but we didnt enjoy this place so much as the staff were very pushy and always asking for more money.

2  Thank lolaichang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From anyone childhood every1 have a dream to have elephant ride..ur wish come true in elephant town.u can took short ride by paying 200baht at tiger zoo also

1  Thank jackiekapadia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked animals and was nice to see elephants as they really are amazing but felt slightly for them as they did not seem to be happy.

Thank linsuelam
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I like elephant and Pattaya it is wonderful place for elephant riding It is usually cost 650 baht with transfer.It was cool.It was great experience.It is wonderful ride in green area. The bad thing the men sometimes hit the elephant by stick with sharp cast...More

1  Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
Reviewed 12 September 2017

When in Thailand, ride an elephant of course. This is one of the better Elephant attractions in the region. The best ones are up in the Northwestern part of Thailand. However, you will "trek" through farmland, some forest, and wind up in a small lake...More

2  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was a great experience and although some people raise concerns over welfare I must say I didn't see anything untoward and the elephants looked it tip top condition. I truly magical experience.

Thank Damian T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

elephant trecking is one of the amazing activity u do in Thailand .. this time we had the ride me and my 2 years old daughter , she really love it , especially when we went in the water ..

1  Thank samahitani
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Retox Darkside
11 reviews
2.38 km away
Ticino Restaurant & Vespa Bar
95 reviews
1.15 km away
Livv finest food & drinks
400 reviews
2.82 km away
Outback Sports Bar and Restaurant
23 reviews
2.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue
16 reviews
.56 km away
Fly With Dream
130 reviews
1.08 km away
Panorama Pub
10 reviews
.71 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Victoria A
19 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes
Samantha22Lichfield
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
1
Vote
sdigital
30 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Athol I | Reviewed this property |
yes you can bring. i did
1
Vote