Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village

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Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village

Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village
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An exciting activity and great experience among the nature covering with evergreen bushes, various plants in the dense forest which one you will remember on your vacation destination You will never forget forever such an experience with us come and visit Open daily 8.00 A.m. - 5.00 P.m.
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3.0
376 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Prices are expensive
Sep 2019 • Solo
Elephant Village is located close to the Damnoen Saduak Floating market and I have visited the same during my visit to Damnoen Saduak. This place is very expensive since it costs 600 baht per person for a 30 minutes ride. I took the ride where we went through a forest trail within the village and a very small part of it was through water. At the end of the ride, they offered me my pictures at an expensive price of 200 baht per framed pic. Better avoid if you have taken elephant rides before.
Written August 19, 2020
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Alex B
London, United Kingdom33 contributions
AVOID AVOID AVOID
Feb 2020
Digusted at being dropped off at this Elephant prison :( The elephants are all chained up and extremely distressed, I've never felt so ashamed in my life. This is animal abuse pure in a simple, I don't understand how this place is allowed to exist. Really ruined my trip to Thailand.
Written February 2, 2020
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Duma L
3 contributions
Do not recommend, animal abuse
Jan 2020 • Solo
I visited in January 2020. This is not a sanctuary of course, because you wouldn’t be able to ride elephants or interact with wild animals. The animals are chained in small enclosures and hit with bull hooks, I saw this occur. This is true animal cruelty and I would not recommend anyone come here and condone this treatment of beautiful elephants.
Written February 1, 2020
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Peterhigson
Hale, UK115 contributions
Disgust (visit under duress)
Feb 2020 • Couples
Awful just awful. Cannot articulate our disgust enough. I saw an elephant tethered (by chain) with cataracts rocking from side to side - clearly distressed. This place is all about taking money and f*** the welfare of these beautiful animals. Similar to other reviews we were dropped here for a quick stop before pick up (45min) disgusting treatment - photos and cruelty. We have a lot to learn. Please don’t go or give them money.
Written February 1, 2020
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,592 contributions
Possibly the worst place I've ever visited in Thailand
Jan 2020
After visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, which was a good experience, we were dropped off at Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village for an hour before the journey back to Bangkok. What a place!

Animals in small enclosures, tethered with short chains. A completely money-centred place with attendants making sure you didn't take photos - unless you paid - and didn't take photos of the downside here.

This place needs closing as soon as possible. I was not aware that such bad places still existed. Chiang Mai has changed such resorts for the good during the past decades.

To be avoided at all costs, or make sure you report it honestly.
Written January 28, 2020
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Andrea G
Shawnee, KS28 contributions
Not a sanctuary - do not visit
Nov 2019
My tour stopped at this place after the floating market visit so we can take an elephant ride, pet a tiger or feed a baby elephant (this was not in the tour description). We didn't see a tiger, but one could see a chain on posters. We refused to spend a penny and but had to wait for over an hour until the others were done. Not a sanctuary, there are no animals in their natural environment. No pictures allowed unless you pay. Horrible to see a baby elephant chained to a pole. I can't speak to the ride, but it seemed to be a touristy affair on elephants which go around and around all day long They also had a baby orangutan and a couple of other small monkeys with dresses on for taking pictures for a fee.
Written November 13, 2019
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ole12
Birmingham, UK297 contributions
An opportunity to ride an elephant
Sep 2019
It’s easier to join a group trip...I booked on line from England and was collected and returned to my hotel at the end . It was also in conjunction with the floating market there. We had an elephant ride which lasted about 20 minutes and photos of us on the elephants were for sale at the end. These days most people have mobile phones and want to share photos through social media. They should rethink this...I suggest they charge100 baths per person to take your photo with an elephant with your own phone...when I rode an elephant in Ayuttaya 2 years ago they gave us a free photo taken on the elephant at the end
Written September 23, 2019
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Lfrancisco
Hawalli, Kuwait29 contributions
Scary Ride
Jul 2019
my first time to ride and elephant. i was so scared when the elephant walk and specially when the elephant goes to the water and get angry maybe they are tired in walking the full day due to many visitors what to try the elephant ride.

all in all it was good and safe ride. it was good experience .
Written September 21, 2019
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mikeaR5337QT
Honolulu, HI3 contributions
Mistreating Elephants
Jul 2019 • Friends
The floating market was interesting. But the elephant sanctuary is not a sanctuary. They are abusing elephants to make money. Near the end of our ride, the guide asked us how much tip we had for him. I told him the tip was at the end of the ride. He was visibly frustrated and struck the elephant on the head, hard with his bull hook. After the ride was over we went to see the baby elephant that was in a pen under shade. The baby elephant came to us and was very cute and curious. But again, there is a charge for everything at this place and a worker came and chained the baby elephant was back to a pole in the middle of the pen so it could not reach people. You have to pay to interact with the baby elephant. Otherwise, it is chained to the pole. Please do your reviews. There are better places that are real sanctuaries. This place is not.
Written July 7, 2019
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lucasn20182018
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
HORRIBLE CRUEL PLACE
Jun 2019 • Family
We booked a floating market tour and didn’t realize that part of the tour took us to this place. It was awful. We sat on the side and waited an hour because we had nowhere else to go. They confined a small elephant to a box area for tourists to take photos and another part had a small white tiger that was chained and only had a few feet to roam. Of course they also had the elephants carrying humans on their backs and being mistreated daily. As I imagined these poor animals being at this place everyday, I felt SICK. My kids and I refused to even purchase a drink in the high heat bc we did not want to give a dime to this establishment. My advice: RUN from this place. I’d give it negative stars if I could.
Written July 4, 2019
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