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Elephant Kraal Pavilion
Elephant Kraal Pavilion
Ayutthaya Historical Park, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
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Operating time :
08:00 - 17:00

The Pavilion, utilized as the royal seat to witness the elephant round up, is situated north of the city island. In the past wild elephants would be trained here to become war or transport animals. It is thought that in the Ayutthaya period the stockade was inside the city wall, but this one was built later and was used up until the Bangkok period. In the middle of the stockade is a shrine where the elephant guardian is supposed to reside. Posts made of whole timbers form the fence where elephants were tied up during the training. An elephant round-up was demonstrated here in 1890, during the reign of King Rama V, for the benefit of the Tsarevitch, who later became Nicholas II of Russia, during his visit to Siam.

How to get there
ไปตามเส้นทางหมายเลข 347 กิโลเมตรที่ 42–43 (เส้นทางเดียวกับทางไปวัดภูเขาทอง) แต่ให้เลี้ยวขวาแล้วตรงไปตามถนนจะมีป้ายบอกเส้นทางไปพระที่นั่งเพนียด