Photo: Seated Buddhas at a Wat in Ayutthaya.

Elephant rides around the ruins

Keeping Ayutthaya's pachyderm traditions alive, the elephant kraal is located on Pa Thon Road, around the corner from Wat Phra Ram.

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A 15-minute ride takes you in a loop past Wat Phra Ram and Wiharn Phra Mongkhon Bophit, but it's quite pricey at 400 baht. If wanting to skip the ride, anyone can view the elephants in their kraal and feed them sugar cane for 20 baht.

Note the traditional red costumes and round brimmed hats worn by mahouts. If the short ride isn't enough time with these gentle giants for you, or if you'd prefer to observe rather than ride them, head out to the elephant village to the east of the island.

Last updated on 27th November, 2014.

Elephant rides around the ruins
Pa Thon Road
Daily 08:00-17:00

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