One of the main reasons why we went to Ayutthaya was also to see elephants and experience an Elephant Ride. There are two spots where to find these gentle giants. You have an option to go at the City or at the Elephant Village.
I failed to mention on my previous blog that aside from the Extreme Biking Adventure we had, we were also on an Extreme budget during our day trip. We only brought 1000 baht (w/c we borrowed from a friend) because we failed to have our money exchanged for the following reasons: we arrived late night and left very early in BKK. We tried to look for a money exchange shop in Ayutthaya but it was a Saturday so we had no option but to stick with the 500baht/each budget for the day. We still had high hopes to have that Elephant ride experience and that adventure of a lifetime.
And so the elephant spotting adventure begins...
But, i am just so proud to say that after so many times we got lost in the roads of Ayutthaya, we were still able to locate and find what we were there for. A big achievement for a person like me who's very poor with directions. haha.
Below are Paparazzi shots with my date, Dumbo and his friends...
|A view of the tourists enjoying their Elephant Rides gave me that "Ecstatic" feeling, Mindless of the aching legs, sweaty and haggard self.|
I confidently uttered the words: Whew! Finally we found it, one down.
|Up close with our Gentle Buddies, made me wish to have my turn already. All giddy!|
|Look Out!!! Dumbo and Friends crossing!|
"I thought this is a Bike Lane? Hmmmmmmm Share a lane win a Friend?"haha.
|"Lolo" (Grandpa) is also having lots of fun! haha. |
Wow, this little Dumbo can definitely beat me on the Dance Floor! Amazeballs! How'd you do that my not-so-little Buddy?!?
|It gave us "HOPE" that we were so close to our destination. Hello "Elephant Village"! |
Funny how "Ordinary" this scene is to the locals.
Seeing Elephants, walking almost Everywhere!
|Are we in France?!? |
I loved the colors and architecture of the place.
|The Floating Market in the Elephant Village. We failed to explore it because we arrived there around 5:00pm already. Closing time.|