One of the most famous animals synonymous with Thailand is the majestic beast that is the elephant. Nothing says, ‘you are in Thailand’ more than seeing an elephant or riding on one. For hundreds of years, the elephant was on the Thai flag and has only been removed over the past 100 years. If you want to see these majestic beasts up close and personal, visiting the Pattaya Elephant Village is unmissable.
Open since 1973, the Pattaya Elephant Village is situated in the Thai countryside in East Pattaya and was originally set up to be a sanctuary for elephants who have been rescued from logging enterprises, or those elephants that are too old to work in the fields any more. Logging is hard work, even for an animal as tough and strong as an elephant, so the Pattaya Elephant Village is not just a great place to see these majestic beasts but is also a very important place for these creatures.
Thailand Elephant Sanctuary
At the elephant village, you can enjoy elephant trekking and shows, watch them painting, playing football and all manner of things. There are various showtimes and trekking times throughout the day that allow you to sit atop an elephant, ride through the stunning jungle terrain and get close to these amazing animals.
Alongside the elephant trekking, Pattaya Elephant Village also offers a variety of outdoor pursuits such as ATV Riding, Ox Cart Riding, rafting, viewing their Thai silk house, and also seeing other animals such as birds and monkeys.
If you are looking for a morning or afternoon of educational fun, the Pattaya Elephant Village is a place you can learn more about elephants while also giving to a good cause.
Reason to visit the Pattaya Elephant Village:
- The only elephant sanctuary of its kind in this part of the country
- Perfect opportunity to get up, close and personal with these majestic beasts
- Easy to find location just a 20-minute drive from downtown Pattaya
- Ride an elephant through jungle terrain
- Take part in other activities such as ATV and rafting
- Enjoy being close to lots of wildlife such as birds and monkeys
- Great place to take the family and kids while on holiday
Pattaya Elephant Village
Address: 48/120 Moo7 Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150
Phone: (+66) 038 249 818
GPS: 12.912506, 100.938797