Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Elephants at Ayutthaya

Today we caught a train to Ayutthaya (an ancient capital of Thailand) to see some of the old Wats.  Randall shot a great video of us riding around on bikes that we will try and get up tomorrow.  During the day we stopped and hung out with a bunch of Thai elephants which may have been the highlight of the day.

Of course, Thailand ‘freed’ all their elephants from ‘working’ (for example, logging) and now many of them earn their keep in the tourist trade.

Here at Ayutthaya the elephants train to give rides and do a few tricks. Unfortunately, they were out of blocks of ice that we could feed to the elephants (it was really hot).

Francie feeding 3 year old Elephant
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Randall posing with Elephant
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Greg posing with elephant.
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September 18, 2007 - Posted by | Bangkok, SE Asia, Thailand, Travel, Wildlife

2 Comments »

  1. No ice cream for the Elephants!!!! They would share!

    Comment by Cynthia | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  2. The elephants dont eat blocks of ice! They have shade and water and have lived in a hot climate for 1000s of years! Maybe you should check out http://www.elephantstay.com If you do the program you will actually learn about elephants!

    Comment by Belynda | November 24, 2007 | Reply


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