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Elephantstay

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Address: 74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 80 668 7727
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Description: Guests can book in to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the...
Guests can book in to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the heart of the village.
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True bliss

Having returned recently fron ELEPHANTSTAY I have nothing but praise for the work being done for the elephants. I firmly believe that time is needed in the village before any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Shirley H
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Bundaberg, Australia
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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having returned recently fron ELEPHANTSTAY I have nothing but praise for the work being done for the elephants. I firmly believe that time is needed in the village before any judgement is made. You generally see what you want to see. For me it was the meditation all peace of the surroundings and the getting to know and love the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I am truly shocked by some of the comments I just read here. This is not a place of cruelty. This is a place for elephants to be loved and safe and that is extremely clear of you spend more than an hour here and actually talk to the people who run it. I stayed for 7 days and during... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It is a wonderful place to visit and see the elephants and the ruins. This is where it should stop. Do not take the elephant ride as the elephants are beaten with a stick with a hook. I think the animal rights group should step in and stop the abuse to the beautiful helpless creators. The ruins are great and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was my second visit to Elephantstay. I stayed 3 days but you can stay longer. I really like this place for many reasons. It is a very relaxed atmosphere , excellent food and plenty of time to spend with the elephants and security has always priority. At my second visit four baby elephants (the youngest only one week) gave... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Whilst travelling in thailand i had a lonely planet guide with me, whilst staying in Ayuttaya we saw the elephant stay and linked to it the elephant tours around the ruins. Once we read more about the elephant stay being a non-profit organisation etc and even visiting to check out the rides we thought it looked pleasant so decided to... More 

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Troy, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I'm not going to lie: I was skeptical of going here for 2 reasons. One, my boyfriend thought it was very pricey and 2, I am an avid animal lover and there are a good amount of crital reviews... I hope everyone reads this because this was truly a once in a lifetime experience! I don't know where to begin:... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

So my boyfriend and I stubbled across the Elephant Stay camp today and the first thing we saw was shackled elephants. All stood with a little pile of pineapple branches which looked rather old and rotten. It was quite a depressing sight to be honest. Cycling down further we came to the entrance where there was a newborn with it's... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have already had one review taken down which I assume is because my review was true about the cruelty this company does with the elephant show side of the business. This company makes elephants perform at shows in the near by Wat's hitting them with bull hooks, making them do tricks and pose for pictures and if the elephants... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I always wanted to work directly with elephants, meet and get to know these gentle giants. Elephantstay was an incredible experience, I loved riding and caring for the elephants and playing with the babies. But the Elephantstay programme (minimum visit 3 days) does not only give visitors the chance to spend quality time with elephants but you actively contribute to... More 

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Niel
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

many elephants you can feed them for a small fee they have no entrance fee, but do ask a small fee if you want to take pictures elephant painting

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