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Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village

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Address: 65/12 Moo 7 Pailing, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-881733
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Nice place to see Thai Culture

You can enjoy traditional historic Thai opera against ancient kingdom of Burma.There are plenty of shops and food stalls for visitors. I would recommend to take lunch at this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You can enjoy traditional historic Thai opera against ancient kingdom of Burma.There are plenty of shops and food stalls for visitors. I would recommend to take lunch at this place if you like Thai food. Meanwhile. you can a chance to watch the opera.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Although smaller than Hua Hin but at least here don't have lazy and rude boatman. And it's free entry. People here are more friendly and you will feel more relax.

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Burringbar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We rode our bikes to see some of the ruins around this area and happened upon this tourist trap. We only spent a couple of minutes walking around here as it is obviously such a tourist trap, and we did not want to support it. Thankfully we did not see the poor tigers or elephants which other reviewers have talked... More 

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Kathu, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The floating market in Ayutthaya is different from the once you see all over Thailand. it has as all floating markets a lot of shops and food places; one things is unique here. In the center of the market is an Island with a Theatre were you can be witness of a show that tells you the story of the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is made for tourists but it is still a nice place to visit. A lot of small shops around a small pond. Nice to walk around and maybe to try out the local speciality Roti Sai Mai.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Its a artificial tourist "attraction" Not worse a visit Ayutthaya has so much better to offer then this

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

It is such a shame and it makes me so sad when I see things like this! Poor elephants who need to work the whole day and carry the stupid tourists! The thai people might don't have the education and knowledge to know that this is a really bad thing for an elephant, or maybe the just ignore the fact,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is one tourist trap created in Ayutthaya. It's plain bad and has to be avoided at all cost. They have a row of shops selling Chinese trap, elephants that you are supposed to feed, a drugged tiger that you are expected to click a photograph with, a few goats and rabbits. Yes, I forgot. They also have some boats... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

The actual market is lovely, very picturesque. The shops are very cheap, I bought a leather satchel and a leaver laptop case for 500 baht. The staff seem very friendly. The 'floating' aspect is not really there, it's not like the photos you see, it's more like a big pond with decking built on top, that's wjere the markets are,... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Went to the floating markets more out of curiosity than anything else. Most of the stall are for the tourist market and if you like that sort of thing, the the floating markets will float your boat. Went for the elephant ride near the markets after and went for my first ride on an elephant. Not that comfortable but nice... More 

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Address: 65/12 Moo 7 Pailing, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-881733
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Ayutthaya Province  >  Ayutthaya

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