About Pattaya Elephant Village
As we all know, the status of elephants is very important in Thailand, and they are regarded as the national treasure, the most faithful friend of human beings, and also a symbol of victory, prosperity and good luck. The elephants in Thailand are capable of working and can be seen helping the Thai people wherever they are, but there are always some elephants who are too sick or injured to continue working, so a Pattaya Elephant Village has been established to adopt these elephants.
Located in Pattaya, Chonburi, the Pattaya Elephant Village was established in 1973 to provide a safe living environment for the elephants and keep them out of harm’s way. A visit to the Elephant Village is not only a spiritual catharsis, but also an act of kindness as visitors pay for the visit to provide for the present and future lives of the elephants. Visitors can see unique elephant shows, some of which even have special costumes and are very professional, with performances such as historical forest work techniques, dancing, handstands, dart shows, soccer kicks, and parades that mimic medieval war elephants out in battle. Tourists can also take an elephant ride to explore the jungle, and through close contact with the elephants, tourists will find that the elephants are very well-behaved, mischievous and lovely, which is appreciated by tourists.
How to get there
Business hours: Open daily *Mong Chang Cafe is open from 10:00 to 19:00 Price Elephant ride: 09:00, 10:30, 12:30, 16:30 (60 minutes / from 1,200 baht) / Combination tour: 10:30, 16:00 (from 2,000 baht) Address 48/120, Moo 7, Tambol Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150 Access Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours by car from Bangkok City
The Pattaya Elephant Village was opened in 1973 as a place for elephants to rest from their labor, offering a glimpse into their lifestyle.