Enjoying the serene sights of Pattaya City, Thailand? Well, why not cap off your time in the city by spending a magical afternoon in the company of some of the largest animals to walk our planet at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
Visiting the Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located pretty close to the Pattaya City Centre. In fact, if you’re staying at one of the major hotels in the city – say for example the Avani Pattaya Resort – it should only be a 30-minute drive to the location. The morning visit takes place from 6:30 am to 11:30 am and the afternoon visit takes place from 12:30 to 5:30 pm.
The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is home to a herd of Asian elephants, made up of 4 adults and a mischievous calf. All of these animals were rescued from the gruelling Thai elephant entertainment industry. Now they get to relax and enjoy themselves in a setting that mimics their natural habitat.
Things to Do
There’s a reason that the sanctuary is touted as one of the best attractions to visit in Pattaya. Things to do include feeding, bathing and even playing with the elephants. All in all, it’s a great opportunity to get up-close and personal with these wondrous pachyderms.
Learn About Conservation
The sanctuary has made it clear that one of their chief goals is to educate their visitors about the need for elephant conservation. Asian elephants are officially considered to be an endangered species, under severe threat of extinction due to habitat loss and poaching. Here at the sanctuary, wildlife experts and naturalists will inform you of the ways you can help these gentle giants out and ensure that they stick around for a while longer on this planet.