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Elephant Kraal, AyutthayaElephant Kraal, Ayutthaya (30 December, 2002)


The Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya (GPS: 14.37616, 100.56964)" style="cursor:pointer">) is the only remaining elephant kraal in Thailand. It is located on the north side of Ayutthaya island. This elephant kraal dates back to the 16th century, when King Maha Thammaracha (1569-1590) moved it there. That was the time when elephants were not only caught and trained for work, but also for a strong army.

The last roundup of wild elephants in Thailand happened a long time ago, back in 1903. Nevertheless the elephant kraal is preserved for posterity, to showcase to visitors how it was like a long time ago.

Elephant Kraal, AyutthayaElephant Kraal, Ayutthaya (30 December, 2002)


Elephant Kraal, AyutthayaElephant Kraal, Ayutthaya (30 December, 2002)


Elephant Kraal, AyutthayaElephant Kraal, Ayutthaya (30 December, 2002)

The Elephant Kraal of Ayutthaya on Google Street View

Statues at the Elephant Kraal (Aug 2017)

The Elephang Kraal Pavilion (Aug 2017)

The Elephant Kraal of Ayutthaya is on the map of Ayutthaya

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