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Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village

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Address: 65/12 Moo 7 Pailing | Pailing Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Phone Number:
+66 35 881 733
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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a tourist attraction, and so

It does not seem fair that a tourist from TH to pay 200bath, and the rest 400bath. Why? Market itself is interesting, I bought something, I ate some local pastry, but the prices... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Brasov, Romania
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Brasov, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It does not seem fair that a tourist from TH to pay 200bath, and the rest 400bath. Why? Market itself is interesting, I bought something, I ate some local pastry, but the prices are almost double that in the city. And the animals were tortured, an elephant was tied in chains and move his head without stopping. And sold food... More 

Thank cip66m
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They only care about the tips after ride , very dehydrated , , the riders try and sell items while riding the elephant, they have sharpe tool for bashing the poor elephant . This photo is a baby elephant tied to its mother . I do not recomend this park at all !!!

Thank Nazzy W
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I see that this place has some negative reviews. It is what it is. It's a tourist attraction & iy was busy. I went there with 3 Thai people & we had fun. We looked around the markets, enjoyed some of the shows that were on, sat down for a bite to eat & bought some nibbles at some stalls.... More 

Thank 5035Michael
Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am disappointed by the management of this floating market. I wanted to show it to guests from abroad. Living 4 years in TH I did never have such an experience. At the entrance to the market they asked us for an entry fee of 400 THB for each person. Why? I wanted to spend money in the market, consume... More 

1 Thank Marc W
Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very awfull and touristic place where you have to pay to ride an elephant. There a chained and misused. Also a baby elephant was chained. No nice vibe so quickly turned around.

Thank Carin v
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit of a sham a lake with an island in the middle surrounded buy market shops and restaurants nothing floating . We found it by chance and driving along looking for it a chap pointed out some parking so we parked and followed locals over a shoddy wooden foot bridge into a building with market type shops. It was a... More 

Thank mike c
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't come here looking for a "floating market" experience because you won't find it. This is pretty much a chain of a few hundred small shops and some restaurants. Reasonable prices. They ask you to pay 200 TBH to go in but you can find ways to get inside if you go around.... Its kinda romantic and provides lots of... More 

Thank Alexandra R
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agree with many other posters here that yes it's a tourist attraction, designed to have you spend money. But considering the small charge to visit, it's not as if they stole your entire wallet. We saw foreigners and school children who were on a school sponsored trip. Group of 4 ate at one of the floating market restaurants, the food... More 

1 Thank stennerc
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waste of time and money. Just don't come here it's rubbish. I'm actually on the free boat ride writing this as it's so boring. The elephants in the area are treated really badly as are all the other animals. Tourist trap. Just no no no!

Thank Anand_Hari
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We traveled to Ayothaya from Bangkok to see the historical sights and decided to check out the floating maket. Big mistake. A guide pointed us towards the rental boats which turned out to be relatively worthless. 200B a person for a 10-15 boat ride with others crammed in. No stops are made; it just makes a circular loop around some... More 

1 Thank Lisa L

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