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Address: 54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
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Phone Number: 038 249 818
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Great afternoons activity. Elephant ride was awesome, raft trip was relaxing, Thai limousine (ox and cart ride) was great fun. Good Thai speaking guide who was informative and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here because it was part of my group tour, but if I had known more about it, I would have avoided it like the plague. The animals seemed to be miserable (they looked drugged) and the man who led us on our elephant didn't treat us much better than the animals. He went to light a cigarette while... More 

Thank Elizabeth T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great afternoons activity. Elephant ride was awesome, raft trip was relaxing, Thai limousine (ox and cart ride) was great fun. Good Thai speaking guide who was informative and friendly. Only downside was Thai dancing at end. Fairly aggressive in pushing for tips that made my daughter uncomfortable. Excluding this without doubt 5 star rating

Thank RMS3107
Ibiza, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought it might be a sanctuary but was shocked to see riding of elephants here despite international condemnation of this in the global tourism community. Why Tripadvisor promotes elephants being ridden is beyond me. They have been tortured from birth to be submissive and "perform' Really unhappy about my experience

5 Thank 521honeyh
Alor Setar, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here today!(20-09-2016). The service was GOOD & Helpful. However, there is some area that they need to improve. During our Elephant Ride, the guide is smoking & its not comfortable for those who not smoking! All the staff are kind enough. Will come back again.

1 Thank Mir1989
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I don't know if there are two or more 'Elephant Villages' because I agree with Andrew B, it was a wonderful place to visit, with time for any tourists to mount, sitting on the bare necks of the elephants for a short 5/10 minute ride.

Thank John E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Went with my girl friend. Got boring after 20 mins They will try and sell you many items and silk at mental prices Wont be back

Thank Athol I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Having just read a couple of the last few reviews had to add my comments. Yes you are encouraged to tip but then this facility is best described as an elephant sanctuary and that's costs money. The animals are clearly well cared for and that shows in their demeanor, ladyboy dance did seem a bit strange but was actually quite... More 

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Crete, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

l liked the elephants but the tiger appeared drugged up for photos but in the newspapers the article said that the elephants are also chained

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

VERY rude staff, only time they smile once you give them the tips they asked for, you get asked 3 times :):):): again only time they want to take your picture is once you give them their tips s stupid, staff should not rely on tips as this trip is not even cheap 1600 for 30-40 minutes elephant ride ,

2 Thank Baris1977
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Wow... It was my first time to touch an elephant! It was awsome ha ha ha, but ky girl was a little scared. Overall, it was a very nice experience and less costly too. A few minutes from where we stayed.

Thank Maggie A

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