Have a wild adventure at the thrilling city of Bangkok by visiting the Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo, a famous destination for locals as well as tourists interested in sightseeing. Situated in Nakhon Pathorn Province, in the west of Bangkok, it is a short drive to an exciting place filled with unique surprises.
The zoo was opened on 4th March 1985 by Mr Pichai Chaimongkoltrakul as a family play ground, a tourist destination and also a centre for breeding crocodiles and orchid propagation. The first elephant show in Thailand was at this zoo, which was performed by unemployed elephants brought from Surin, which were then trained. This Elephant Theme show grew popularity among the youngsters and adults and has grown to be the main attraction of the Elephant Ground.
If you have kids, take them along as you are sure to enjoy the Elephant Theme shows and The Crocodile Wrestling Shows in the zoo. The Elephant show consists of various performances such as dancing, racing, games and football by the elephants. Furthermore, they also present a battle scene known as “Yutha Hathi” where actors ride these elephants. In addition, the zoo boasts a crocodile farm of over ten thousand crocodiles and during their shows, the expert crocodile catcher of Krai Thong, the most popular crocodile hunter in Thai legend as he performs mesmerizing stunts. It is accredited by CITES as one of the most impressive and cleanest public displays of crocodiles in the world.
Apart from these shows, the visitors shall also see the tropical garden and waterfalls as well as the award winning orchid nursery which contains a stunning variety of Orchids, especially the Cattleya. You will also be able spot the Erawan Restaurant which offers delicious international, Indian and halal food. The zoo also contains facilities such as a large play ground Open daily from 8.30- 17.30, do not miss out on the chance to witness this unique adventure. Be pampered at a Luxury hotel Bangkok and enjoy the modern pleasures of living. The Silom hotels Bangkok offers you with outstanding hospitality and comfort. If you are looking for the perfect sanctuary in the heart of Bangkok, Anantara Bangkok Sathorn is everything you need.