Pattaya Elephant Village: A Truly Remarkable Sanctuary45
BY The Bear Travelers

Pattaya Elephant Village: A Truly Remarkable Sanctuary

One of the most famous animals synonymous with Thailand is the majestic beast, the elephant. Nothing says, ‘You are in Thailand’ more than seeing an elephant or playing with one. The elephant was on the Thai flag for years and has only been removed over the past 100 years. 

Since 1973, the Pattaya Elephant Village has been situated in the Thai countryside in East Pattaya and was originally set up to be a sanctuary for elephants rescued from logging enterprises or those that are too old to work in the fields anymore. 

Logging is hard work, even for an animal as tough and strong as an elephant. The Pattaya Elephant Village is not just a great place to see these majestic beasts but is also an essential place for these magnificent creatures. So, if you want to see these majestic beasts up close and personal, let us visit the Pattaya Elephant Village.


The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

At the Elephant Village in Pattaya, you can get close to one of the most majestic animals on the planet. You can also enjoy various shows, elephant riding, ox carting, ATV rides, etc.



Thailand Elephant Sanctuary

At the Pattaya Elephant Village, you can enjoy elephant trekking and shows, watch them paint, play football, and do everything. Various showtimes and trekking times throughout the day allow you to sit atop an elephant, trek through the stunning jungle terrain, and get close to these fantastic animals. 

Alongside the elephant trekking, Pattaya Elephant Village also offers a variety of exciting adventures and outdoor pursuits such as ATV Riding, Ox Cart Riding, rafting, viewing their Thai silk house, and other animals such as birds and monkeys. If you are looking for a morning or afternoon of educational fun, the Pattaya Elephant Village is where you can learn more about elephants while giving to a good cause. 


The Bear Travel   Trivia!

An elephant was used as a symbol on the Thai National flag for a long time but was removed 100 years ago.



Why Visit the Pattaya Elephant Village?

  • Only elephant sanctuary of its kind in this part of the country
  • An excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic beasts
  • Easy to find location just a 20-minute drive from downtown Pattaya
  • Ride an elephant through jungle terrain
  • Take part in other activities such as ATV and rafting
  • Enjoy being close to lots of wildlife, such as birds and monkeys
  • A great place to take the family and kids while on holiday


The Bear Travel   Did You Know?

Elephant Village in Pattaya was established in 1973 as a sanctuary for rescued elephants. Now, it has developed into a popular tourist destination, and apart from enjoyment, you can learn more about the gentle giants up close.




Map & More Information 


Pattaya Elephant Village showcases the daily life of elephants while providing them, Thailand's magnificent creatures, with a safe haven. The village also offers various stage shows and elephant rides. A genuinely remarkable sanctuary where they may live out the rest of their lives with dignity and freedom from fear.



Foreigners: 1,200 Thai Baht for Children and Adults

Business Hours

10.00 – 17.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

48/120, Moo 7, Tambol Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Chonburi Thailand. 20150

Contact Number

+66 (0) 91-546-4996  |  +66 (0) 62 987-9244 ,
+66 (0) 98-917-4154  |  +66 (0) 6-1462-5916

Email Address

Official Website

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