Elephantstay the elephant working Village
Elephantstay at the Royal Elephant Kraal & Village in Ayutthaya, Thailand is a fantastic way for you to get hands on experience and make a real difference to the lives of our elephants. Stay in the most exciting, innovative, working elephant village in Asia, dedicated to conserving elephants, only one hour from Bangkok. Check out our different packages and make a booking! More...
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Elephantstay operates under the Phra Kochabaan Foundation, a registered non profit organisation. Therefore, your participation in the program directly benefits the welfare of our retired elephants. The program involves living with, caring for and learning about elephants. Everyday you will ride, feed, water and bathe your elephant in the river. Guided by English speaking professionals in a program that allows you to form a personal relationship with your elephant and be a part of practical elephant conservation.
Thailand has a rapidly aging elephant population. Our aim is to buy and retire old working elephants. Like Dok Mak (left) these elephants have experienced many changes throughout their lives. They deserve to have a comfortable and safe retirement to enjoy the lifestyle they deserve, eating, grazing, bathing and being the recipients of a whole lot of love which we know you will want to give them. Meet our elephants.
Since 2000, we have had 65 successful births. With that many births maybe you too will witness what is an awesome event when you come.
The alarming trend is that Asian elephants are dying at a faster rate than they are breeding. The active breeding program at the Kraal is imperative if the elephant is to survive beyond the current generation. Come and play with our babies they love to interact with people.
The Royal Elephant Kraal & village is home to over 90 elephants. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of elephant activities with our working elephants. From parades, ceremonies, TV, film to theatre - our elephants are expertly trained to be involved in a variety of activities that are culturally significant and offer a variety of employment and stimulation to ensure a sustainable future for all elephants. Come and join the fun.