Elephants In Ayutthaya Thailand

I made a slideshow of some pictures of elephants in Ayutthaya Thailand. The elephants are trained and you can rent them to go on a ride around the temple grounds. It’s pretty neat to be riding on top of an elephant because you’re higher up than cars and regular foot traffic. The ride itself is a bit interesting as well because the elephant rocks back and forth as it shifts its weight on each limb. You get used to the movement eventually, but when you’re first starting off its a pretty interesting experience. Definitely recommend it if you’ve never tried it before, but you don’t have to do it here. There are multiple places in Thailand where you can ride elephants, so if you’re going to be in the country for a while, you will probably have multiple opportunities to ride an elephant. I hope you enjoyed my slideshow of elephants in Ayutthaya Thailand.

Here’s some background information on Ayutthaya from Wikipedia:

Ayutthaya (full name Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thai: ???????????????, pronounced [p?rá? na.k????n s?? ?a.jút.t?a.j??] (Pronunciation)); also spelled “Ayudhya”) city is the capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River, the city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong, who went there to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam.