Speaking about Hua Hin, the picture of beaches, seafood and the night market surely come to mind. However, many might not even know or expect that, apart from several attractions related to the sea, Hua Hin also house an elephant village which is situated not far its downtown – only 2.5 kilometers away from Phetkasem Road. The one and only elephant village in Prachuap Khiri Khan province offers leisure moments in a superb nature and an experience to play with elephants, the animal known for its intelligence. Not only that elephants are friendly to human, they are also talented in many ways, such as playing sports, creating art works, playing some musical instruments. It is also said that their skills might put us human to shame. There are as many as 20 elephants residing in this elephant village, and in the evening visitors can enjoy authentic Thai Lanna dishes whilst watching elephant shows.
Located at Ban Khao Noi, Hua Hin subdistrict, Hua Hin district, the Elephant Village is embraced by verdant nature and beautiful scenery. The image of tourists on elephant rides may be unfamiliar in Hua Hin communities, neighboring villages or local temples. Riding on an elephant’s back surely offer nice leisure moments of admiring breath-taking views, and mild adventure when ascending hills or wading into the water. To make the most of your time in Hua Hin, do not just pamper yourselves by the seaside, but make sure your travel plans run aground as well.
If interested in paying a visit to the elephant village, visitors can start from Hua Hin downtown and drive along Highway 3219 which leads to Pala-Au waterfall for 2.5 kilometers. Once you find the entrance to Wat Khao Iti Sukkhato on your right, head there for 700 meters. Then you should arrive at the elephant village. Alternatively, you can get on Hua Hin- Pala Au bus or hire a public carrier.