Friday, February 1, 2008

Elephant Village - Hua Hin, Thailand

While in Hua Hin we checked out the Elephant Village that was about a 15-20 minute drive from our hotel. We paid 800 baht each which included a 40 minute elephant ride and a coconut and pineapple snack afterwards.

After we sat on top of the elephant (His name was Peter!) we had the driver take a picture of us.

This statue appears to be some sort of guard for the village, the statue is looking in all directions and there are smaller guard statues at the bottom.

A few more statues, only one side of their chest seems to be covered.

A baby elephant! I think he said this one was about 4 years old..

Jon was nervous that the elephant was going to run!

Krista was fine, and liked to pet Peter's ears!

Looking towards Cha-Am the neighboring town

The elephant took us through water that was about 4 feet deep.

This was our driver.

Hollowed out coconut filled water and a side of pineapple.

You could buy bananas to feed to the elephants, or you could watch them eat the left over coconut for free anyway!

This elephant did a few tricks such as twist a hoolahoop and play the harmonica.

Short clip of the elephant going through water and eating a coconut.

Short clip of the elephant with a harmonica and hoolahoop.