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Elephant Kraal

  • Rte. 3060 Map It
  • Ayutthaya
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 06/03/2016

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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 for TV and film productions. Warning: never get too close to an elephant, and always be aware of your surroundings.

Sight Information


Rte. 3060, 5 km (3 miles) north of Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, 13000, Thailand

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Sight Details:

  • Free to view elephants; B200 to ride on one
  • Daily 8–5

Published 06/03/2016


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