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Elephantstay

74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Ranked #7 of 35 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Visitors to this camp ride elephants to view architectural and historic sites in the area.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I love more the Damoen area of Elephant Rides than here. because in here no green grassy and water that elephant can get into... less adventure

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was lovely to stay with the elephants for a few days so you get used to them and bond with your own elephant. My favourite bit was riding on the elephants and only having to the top of their head to hold on to for balance, then going down in the river where they play. The Mahouts (owners of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I stayed at Elephantstay in the early years of its opening. While it was certainly good to see working elephants having better working conditions and the training and education of mahouts, I was surprised that the elephants were in chains still. The real problem may be lack of available land and the sheer number of elephants. It still seemed sad... More

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Hemiksem
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days participating in the Elephantstay program. We were travelling as a family with 3 kids and we did not want them to just ride an elephant but to see and experience there a lot more behind just that. And yes we did get a lot more. Although the rooms a clean and spacious and you... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not a lot really but to the occasional negative comments I can say that I was a little worried but unless you've actually been and stayed there (a couple of hours doesn't really cut it), it's hard to criticise. I've seen elephants in the wild and how destructive they are so yes they do have to be chained up but... More

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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

riding on the elephant make you for sometime you are a king of old time,elephant are well trained and nothing to fear while riding on them.2hour riding near by temple and area is a good memorable experience.Take a pic of this happy moment

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

enjoy it.take cap and some snacks to make it more intresting,a pic on the elephant ...not a bad idea at all

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had this trip planned for months - I took part in a three day/two night program at Elephantstay to learn about how to care for an elephant and about elephant conservation. Many of the elephants who live in this centre go out to work each day in the middle of Ayutthaya, giving rides to tourists etc which helps earn... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

arrived at this local elephant ranch. Have opportunity to just visit on the day or stay for a few days. We visited for a few hours as there was not more room to join "looking after elephants for 3 days". Elephants are kept in very good conditions. You can buy food to feed them, stroke them, bond. Baby elephants wonder... More

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our whole family (including a 16 year old daughter and an 12 year old son) did the 3 day/2 night experience and we can not say enough great things about it. The people who run it, Michelle, Ewa, Neil, Paul, the volunteers, and the mahouts, were all very kind and welcoming as well show an obvious passion for the elephants.... More

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