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Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village

65/12 Moo 7 Pailing, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a total con. It is filthy, stinks, has the rudest, dumbest guides and touts, even the elephants look shifty and mean. It is a waste of time and a real let down. They are simply exploiting the idea of "Thainess" and trying to milk tourists for all we are worth. The junk on sale, the unsanitary food offerings... More 

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Antwerpen, België
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place is a little bit outside the city center. I was expecting to see a real floating market. Unfortunately it looks more like a tourist trap in my eyes. Full of shops and overprised food. You can also ride an elephant if you have any interest in that. The thing that i hated the most was to see 6... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

the market has recently been built specially for tourism. if you are looking for the authentic floating market like the one you might have seen on a guidebook or thailand tourism promotional materials, you will be disappointed. but if you are looking for good food. this is guaranteed a good place to eat though.

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Montreuil, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a nice lunch there and bought some gifts for our friends back in home. A nice place to do the tourist, no more. The elephant village is awful, with is several animals enslaved. Avoid at any cost

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I visited this floating market and were horrified to see at least six beautiful tigers in a cage no bigger than 50 sq metres. One of the tiger's was pacing up and down continuously. The floor was concrete and the whole area was in a squalid condition. Do not visit this place and encourage this cruelty to... More 

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Berwick St John
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26 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This attraction is walking distance from Baan Thai House where I was staying. It isn't very large and is all man-made. You can spend a pleasant hour walking around the stalls though I didn't spot any bargains. They also have the elephant village which does rides around the nearby temples. These were 1600 Baht for an hour or 1100 Baht... More 

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Surabaya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You can't compare the floating market in Ayothya to the floating market Damnoen saduak near Bangkok.The market isn't floating at all. The market is built above the water. You can rent a boat. The boattrip takes less than a quarter. After this trip you can take a walk and buy some souvernirs, clothes, Outside the floating market there are some... More 

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Hemiksem
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

the market is OK. A bit of a tourist trap although there is some locals hangin around. The elephants, tigers and other animals kept there (elephants to make a ride) don't seem to be very happy about it and also don't seem to be kept in the best conditions, so we limited ourselves to visiting the market.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When we went there, the atmosphere was very relaxed and quiet. There were no actual vendors selling from their boats, but the shops on the side of the canal were nice. It is, however, far from any other tourist attractions.

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I purchased a few souvenirs here. The price was better than what I saw in Bangkok. So it was worth the stop to me.

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