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Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village

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Address: 65/12 Moo 7 | Pailing Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Phone Number: 035-881733
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Not as impressive as hoped

Not really a floating market, but very touristy. Very quiet on weekdays, animals seemed unhappy and force fed. There are various shows and stalls to buy things but it doesn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
laurayinmay
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The floatin market in itself is just for tourists, you have to pay an entrance fee, very strange. The rest of the market is full of abused elephants. Very sad to see. The process of making these beautiful wild animals 'tame' so they can walk around with stupid tourists is horrible. You can see the scars on their faces and... More 

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Thank Amber D
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not really a floating market, but very touristy. Very quiet on weekdays, animals seemed unhappy and force fed. There are various shows and stalls to buy things but it doesn't seem very handmade or authentically local. More china mass produced products. But if you have nothing to do, go for a walk and find things to eat. Horrible traffic on... More 

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I very much enjoyed the elephant village. We took a boat to the village and watched the elephants take a bath, then went back to the elephant village and had an opportunity to interact up close and personal. We thought our trip included a elephant ride, but my daughter was happy without it so still a great... More 

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Thank Travelbum2005
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market was not really floating, although you could get on a tourist gondola. The market is free for Thai people, but foreign visitors need to pay 200 baht to get in. Although elephant rides are a Thai tradition, we were not triggered to hop on one because of animal welfare considerations. All in all we believe this activity is... More 

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Thank Willy B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice shaded not so true floating market. The only one on the boat are the garbage collectors, the performers & some tourist. Purely created to attract tourist. The elephant ride beside it is a reap off. Bargain to get discount.

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Thank Vive S
Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

River boat was good, walked along the market reasonably priced & food was excellent had table on water front. Watched the Thai actors do a show on the Burmese & Thai war action packed. Well worth seeing if your in the area

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Thank Nick A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently there are two floating markers in Ayutthaya, but this is the only one we could find. There is water, and there is a boat, but the boat doesn't take you to shops, just on a quick ride (we skipped this). Most of the market places were actually more like shops, and although we only wanted to shop, we still... More 

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Thank jaauchly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you happen to be in Bangkok, Ayutthaya Floating Market is just a 2 hour mini bus ride from Victory Monument. Enjoy their seafood and other Thai delicacies.

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Thank Daniel P
Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here after Ayuthaya temple and city tour. This is a very exiting market, me and my Thai friend were very happy!

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Thank Harden7
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is really not worth its time. They charge 200Bhat for non Thai and take you to a makeshift floating market. Theres a boat ride for like 10 mins and the they let you roam the park. They have a show which isnt that great. The only good thing in the place are souvenirs. But you van definitely find... More 

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