You should take the ride and watch the elephant shows. The rides will bring you into the forest treks and into a small river. Each trainer will give different services. The show includes elephants playing harmonica, elephant greetings and elephant massaging. The list price is 600 bhat for adults and 300 baht for kids. But if you are going in a group, try to bargain for 20% to 30% discount. Use group dynamics...They will also sell you phots that they had taken when you are on the elephant. But I suggest that you dont buy it. The print is lousy as the colour fades almost immediately. The powder ink comes off very fast. I dunno why.
I went to this park as part of a 1 day tour, it was thrown in as part of the visit to the famous floating market.
It was actually better than the floating market.
The magic show was very impressive, followed by a re-enacment of a famous Thai battle including elephants, swords, pyrotechnics not to mention the elaborately dressed cast of thousands.
After we enjoyed a demonstration of Elephant football and many other entertaining tricks from these much loved animals.
My day was completed with a crocodile show. Two comical Thai men chastise crocodiles in a croc infested pit. They then play games by sticking their heads and arms in the crocodiles mouths to much amusement of everyone watching.
Yes I know it sounds like a tourist trap but it kept me entertained and I recomend you pay a visit.
Or so called Tha Chang Wang Luang means The Grand Palace elephant pier. Originally, this area was the place for elephants bathing and the area for welcome the white elephant which sent to the dedicated to the King on boat. Another name of this pier is Tha Phra ,in King Rama I 's reign, he brought Phra Sri Sakyamuni Buddha image from Northern Thailand via river and passed this pier to Wat Suthat.
Nowaday,Tha Chang is the centre of water public transportation to some canals in Thonburi and Nonthaburi area. The old shophouse surrounded this area was built in King Rama V's reign, all are in Western style and still use as shop. So many delicious food 're easy finding here.In the Evening,there are some stalls on the ground offered local food and products.
We took a tour from our hotel to ride elephants in Kanchanabuir (north of Bangkok). In route we stopped at the Bridge Over the River Kuai as well as a spot along the rode to feed wild monkeys. Once at Saiyok Elephant Park we took a bamboo raft ride down river (easy, slow, and beautiful) to meet our elephants. Once on our elephants we took a lovely ride along and thru the river. Our elephant driver was excellent and very kind, not only did he sing to us he stopped to take our photo several times as well as made us a crown of leaves.
The tour also included lunch at a local village and a train ride back towards Bangkok (then back on the bus.) The bus was well equipeb and the guide was exceptional!
The former stables of the Ananta Samakorn Throne Hall is now the Royal Elephant National Museum.
Exhibits illustrate the beliefs and traditions concerning white elephants, such as the capture of wild elephants and ceremonies to celebrate and confer royal status upon the white elephants belonging to the King.
Visitors can also find exhibits like gigantic tusks, preserved skin from a white elephant and hair tassels from royal elephants.
These stables were built during the reigns of King Rama V and King Rama VII.
The museum is open daily from 9am to 4pm and an admission fee of 5baht is charged. No photography is allowed in the museum.
We found and discovered that those elephants in Bangkok are so gentle and are so popular that they grace most Thailand postcards. Up close they´re even sweeter than you can imagine. There is also something so curious we had discovered, did any of you guys know that the elephant milk is blue¿ It is so incredible when we saw these with our own eyes, blue milk! We have something for you to look into...if you wish to learn more when you meet these elephant in Ayuthaya, it sure is worth the trip and our time, The Thai capital until the Burmese destroyed it in 1767. There are so much rich history to this but our pages on VT is not enough, however, if your time travel permits spend some time and visit the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum...other than that to add more fun to your discover, use one of those bikes and drive around and see all the ruins. Enjoy Bangkok, not only is everything out there so affordable, but so very interesting.
You will still see elephants being used to carry things on the streets. There will normally be a person sitting on top and 2 people to guide them.
Watch yourself as I was near reversed into by 1 they aren't great at steering backwards and watching for pedestrians at the same time unlike buses.
You should never miss a thai elephant when you visit Thailand - you never will though! You see them everywhere there - as wooden souvenirs in almost every store, they're printed in shirts, embroidered in bags, stuffed elephants as dolls, and so on. But nothing beats seeing the real thing.
My encounter with a Thai elephant was at the Rose Garden (an hour or so ride from Bangkok), there were seven of them. Lani & I lined-up for an elephant ride at 60 Bhat per ride, it was a very exciting 5 minute ride, the elephant we were on was about 37 years old and she was about 14ft tall. There was baby elephant who's about 2 years old but is as tall as me! They had as show wherein the elephants danced beautifully together & they showed-off their skills such as walking over their mentors who laid down in the pavement & rescuing a log that fell in the pond. What a treat!
They say that elephants in Thailand are used for domestic activities such as farming & transporting goods in the province, but maintaining elephants now costs too much & so, the 60 Bhat fee is partly used for the maintenance & care of these impressive creatures.
Thailand is known for their elephants. If your ever up in Chaing Mai, stop by the elephant camp and watch the show that these creatures put on. You can also end up riding an elephant through a jungle, cross a river and enjoy a unreal view.
A must see in thailand!
It takes for 2 hours to reach there( from BKK) by using Taxi meter. The price is about 200++ baths( US$5).
What to do there? You can ride with an elephant inside the park. The price is about 400 baths(US$10). There are some elephants performances such as playing football and dancing. In this area you will see crocodile wrestling, and cultural show.
A show with theme sounds effect and narration, well performed by local performers and elephants....they act, dance and even play football. After the show you can buy some pack of vegetable from zoo and fed elephants or rather take a RIDE!
Catch an Elephant Show and take a photo with an Elephant.
The coward me initially didn't dare ride on the back of an elephant. My friends had a field day laughing their heads off at me on my first trip... It's alright. I don't care... well, at least I try not to care. Wait - the truth is - I'm reeeeally quite scared! Sufferers of Vertigo do go through such bouts of uncertainty too, you know. Sigh again.
But on my latest trip to Bangkok (in June 2000), I am no longer afraid! And the experience is truly memorable....
That's me with a REAL elephant. What a cutie she is, isn't she???
there is elephant village its live in ayudtta province in thai land many many tourist want to do them
I can't remember where we were or what we were doing when these pictures were taken.
Samphran Elephant Ground is in Nakhon Pathom, one hour drive outside Bangkok. A nice place for children and childish adults like me. There are two elephant shows a day.