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Elephant Village Pattaya

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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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Elephant Trekking in Pattaya
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Wonderful place to visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew B
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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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1 Thank Mir1989
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank John E
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Thank Athol I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Andrew B
Crete, Greece
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 ,

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Banglamung
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

It seems this is no longer a place of refuge for the elephants but a commercial attraction that lost its x-factor. Where it used to be quaint and for a good cause, it's now run down and hurried. Very sad, I will not be able to go again as this is against what I believe is good for those animals....

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1 Thank Sandemansgirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Elephant trekking was fun and we spent there a nice two hours (we were a little dissapointed that the most of the trekking was on the road for cars). However despite the high price (1600 baht per person) for 45 minutes trekking+dance+fruits+transport from/to hotel, almost everyone demanded a tip (approx. 100 baht) for services we didn't ask for such as... More 

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3 Thank Filip E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We visited the elephant village with the combination package in the afternoon. Upon arrival, we were met with a friendly guide and met with the elephants who looked well treated. The elephant trek was a wonderful experience, along with the peaceful raft journey. The ox ride was interesting especially if you enjoy oxen breaking wind every 100 meters making it... More 

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