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Elephant Show, Great Entertainment
Our day trip continued and we arrived at the Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo where we spent several hours enjoying the attractions, particularly the Elephant Show. The show covered many aspects which demonstrated the brilliance of these inteligent animals and their affinity with humans.
First we were introduced to the animals and then there was the soccer game, all the big names in soccer were represented , however the game was friendly with several goals scored. Then followed the mock battle with the elephants decked out in bright colours going into battle, very different to modern day warfare where the armies attempt to camoflage. This scene was representing typical Thai warfare several centuries ago and it was done in a blaze of colour.
After the show the elephants came to the fence where you could pat them and have a photograph taken.
The entertainment was good and well worth the visit.
- Arts and Culture
Snake Show at Samphran
At the Elephant Farm there is also a Snake Show which was very scary but most entertaining and educational. There must have been several hundred people watching the show, some were very edgy when they started passing snakes around, most probably they were harmless pythons. The real show was with the deadly Cobra's and it was a test of the skill of the young men as they took on the speed and aggression of the Cobra. I noticed that all the snake handlers were small and agile with the ability to anticipate the snake's strike. These men were extremely fast and put on an excellent demonstration. They then brought out a very large Python and explained the life of these reptiles in the wild.
They then demonstrated how they milk the Cobra's venom, and interestingly they explained how this milking process can take place every 5 minutes as the Cobra replenishes the venom in that time.
Finally they brought out a Mongoose in a Glass box and put a Cobra in with the snake. It was interesting to see each animal stalk each other, however as we all know the Mongoose is much faster and always wins.
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An hour drive from Bangkok, you can visit the Elephant Sanctuary/ Show.
It will cost you around 1,500-2,000 Baht inclusive of Rt transfers, tour guide, entrance fee and snack.
Its fun way to see those elephants doing their tricks, magics and football game.
It maybe a little bit hot and dehydrating so dont forget to bring your bottled water with you, a towel, sunglasses, sunscreen , a hat and a fan.
Elephant rides into the forest.
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.
- Family Travel
Samphran Elephant Park
This was a lovely introduction into the world of elephants. The whole area is like a cool oasis as there are trees and gardens everywhere.
When you walk into the park there is an opportunity to have your photo taken with tigers and then there are the elephants. There are a lot of them that you can feed and touch and we were lucky to be able to interact with a mother and her baby. Elephant rides are offered as well. They have a small zoo and then you see the elephant show.
The seating area for the show has fans which help give a breeze. The 1st is a magic show which is really good and then the elephant show. They give you a history of elephants and they stage a mock battle. Later there is a soccer game.
The elephants are well cared for and it is a lovely place to spend a few hours.
- Family Travel
This is not quite a "theme show" as the elephants, all ages and sizes, live and work in the sanctuary. Yes they do take you on a trek thru the river but its all part of their exercise and they seem to love it. You can buy big hands of bananas for 20 baht and feed them. This was thrilling and the baby elephants know very well what to do to get hold of those bananas! Big mums and aunts stood under giant bamboo huts some shielding new born baby elephants from the rest of the herd, waiting to take out their guests on a cooling trek thru the river where the mahouts make you sunhats from banana leaves. A great trip for all ages.
Samphran Elephant Ground Zoo
Samphran Elephant Ground Zoo
Located in Nakhon Pathom province about 56 kilometers outiside Bangkok to the west side. You can reach Samphran Elephant Ground Zoo in one day trip by bus or car. There are many crocodiles and crocodile show, also and Elephants, monkeys etc. A small garden inside the zoo with orchid.
Name: Elephant Ground Zoo
Attraction Type: Zoo, Animals, Elephants, Crocodiles, Show, Ghost Castle
Province: Nakhon Pathom
Pictures in the web: Samphran Elephant Ground Zoo in Nakhon Pathom
Last Visit: August 2007
First Photo: Me in Samphran Elephant Ground Zoo
Second Photo: On the way to Samphran Elephant Ground Zoo
Third Photo: Samphran Elephant Ground Zoo
Fourth Photo: Tourists take picture from the elephants
Fifth Photo: Samphran Elephant Ground Zoo
Elephant Theme 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!
- Family Travel
Ride an Elephant
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!
elaphants and more elephants !
Travel 283 miles north east from Bangcock head on over the Surin,where its know for the elephants.Well in November they have a big festival where you can see hundreds of elephants that they dress them up in silk garments for the parades.Its like what we know as a circus.Here they show off the elephants and have a tug-of war game with the elephants against people. Lots of foods to sample and if you like you can even get a ride on a elephant.
Watch an Elephant Show
Elephant shows are ubiquitous throughout Thailand, and, sooner or later, you are likely to find yourself at one. Although it is likely that the elephants are treated incredibly badly, they seem happy enough while performing their tricks. The tricks vary from show to show but may include an elephant massage, walking on three legs, standing on two legs, walking over elephant-handlers, dancing, log-walking, and sitting down. If you can consciously ignore the poor conditions and treatment to which the animals likely are subjected, the shows are good fun and rather enjoyable.
Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo
We visited the zoo in early July'06, and at that time, everybody was still talking about the 2006 World Cup. Thus we were also treated by football match - The 2006 Elephant World Cup. There were about 4-5 elephants in each team competing for about 5-10min. Unluckily when the time's up, it was a draw between both teams. So they had a penalty shootout. It was a very great show plus some funny acts.
Then in the second show, we got to learn the Thai's combat history during Burma invasion on Siam (Thailand). The elephants were the most important force in the combat. It was due to their size and strength, which can take down normal ground unit easily. In the middle of the show, the spectators were surprised by a few big bangs, replicating the shoot from the ancient cannon. I can even feel the heat from my seat about 20 meters away. The explosions were very real. But surprisingly the elephants did not seem to be scared by the big explosion and still continuing with the show. I personally think this was a marvelous elephant show i ever seen, and anybody visiting Thailand must not miss this show.
After the show, you can get a elephant ride within their show ground. And you can also feed the elephants with the bananas for about THB10, if i'm not mistaken. It was a very unforgetable experience being so close with the elephants.
- Family Travel
The Elephant Ride
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!
- Adventure Travel
Tha Chang pier area
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.
- Historical Travel
Check out the elephants
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.
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