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Elephant Village

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Address: 38/47 Khaonoi Village | Behine Wat Etisukatow, Hua Hin 77110 , Thailand
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+66 32 516 181

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took us to this place, but it wasn't a patch on The Elephant Training Center, Chiang Dao. Although my husband loved it & enjoyed feeding the elephants & posing with them. You... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2014
United Kingdom
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We arrived and left within 15 minutes. The short version is, we arrived and on parking the car we immediately accosted by a man who said he wanted to be our guide and proceeded to tell us what we could do, all for a price of course. I eventually managed to get rid of him and proceeded to go and... More 

10 Thank Peter H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Animals seem to be well looked after. We have been here on 2 different visits to thailand. Lovely staff although the trail is a bit basic

Thank Anne M
United Kingdom
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251 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

took us to this place, but it wasn't a patch on The Elephant Training Center, Chiang Dao. Although my husband loved it & enjoyed feeding the elephants & posing with them. You can buy a bunch of bananas or a large basket, I think the bunch was 30 Baht & the basket was 100 Baht. There wasn't an entrance fee,... More 

4 Thank DeuceWooo
Hoganas, Sweden
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Since our first time in Hua Hin in early 2005 we have visit the Village every year, to meet our "baby", the little elephant that just where some month old when we first went there. The first time we went out for the ride and just loved it and we also recomend our friends to do it when they first... More 

Thank Marilc67
The Hague, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

After long consideration we took a trip to the elephant village. The people there were helpfull and nice to the elephants. Along the way you can make a ride yourself, and your guide will ask you to buy handmade souvenirs. Still, fir western people it's harsh to see elephants on a chain. Or the baby's who need to perform tricks.... More 

1 Thank Angelica1986
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

After reading many reviews both my and my husband regretted booking trip but wanted to check that everything was okay here. We arrived at 8.00am there was only us there. We met our elephant for the ride, a lovely 35year only lady elephant. She seamed happy and quite a character, while out on our ride she sent away stray dogs... More 

9 Thank CharChadwick
San Francisco, California
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111 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This elephant village is NOT what we expected. The ride was too expensive for a FAKE jungle ride. We felt so sad that they hit the elephant we were riding so hard so he moved the way they want him to moved. Never again we will ride on the elephant.

7 Thank Relaxison99
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

I have been to elephant parks in Malaysia,indonesia and other places in thailand.....this one was the worst....dont go there!!!!!! I bought banana s when i walked in.....the mahouts just sitting there and dont even bother to get up when you tell em you dont want to go for a ride....love elephant but these ones absolutly scared me....they were very restless... More 

7 Thank Nadine D
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We are visiting many times this place, and always enjoy. We like it very much. We come back. Jan & ria from Holland / Thailand.

2 Thank Riatromp
Fermoy, Ireland
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95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Went to visit the Elephant Village in a group during our stay in Hua Hin. The immediate impression we got was that this is all about the money. From the time you enter the grounds everything is money orientated. We were taken aback at how depressed looking the Elephants were. On the ride around the grounds the Elephants were shaking... More 

10 Thank James L

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