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Elephant Kraal

Elephant Kraal Review

Thailand's only intact royal kraal was built to hold and train elephants for martial service; it was last used during King Chulalongkorn's reign in 1903. The restored teak stockade is a gateway to the Royal Elephant Kraal Village, which cares for about 100 elephants. Though it looks like a working village, it's primarily a business—rehabilitating and parenting elephants for work on tours around Ayutthaya and also for TV and film productions (most recently Oliver Stone's Alexander). It's free if you just want to take a look, or 200 baht if you want to take a ride on an elephant.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy. 3060, 5 km (3 miles) north of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya, 13000 | Map It
  • Phone: 035/321982
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 8–5
  • Location: Ayutthaya
Updated: 05-29-2013

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