2005 Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo. All Rights Reserved. By Parita.
Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo: Background
On March 24, 1985 , Mr. Pichai Chaimongkoltrakul, officially opened the zoo to the public as a family playground and tourist destination, as well as a centre of orchid propagation and crocodile breeding. Mr. Pichai bought four unemployed elephants from Surin then trained, an elephant show complete with sound effects and narration was presented for the first time in Thailand . The Elephant Theme Show, which was met with enthusiasm by people of all ages, has today become the main attraction of the Elephant Ground.
Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo also offers visitors a chance to see a thrilling crocodile show featuring a master crocodile catcher wrestling crocodiles in the traditional of Krai Thong, the most famous crocodile hunter in Thai legend.
Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo has all the facilities of a great family playground and was accredited by CITES as maintaining, “ One of the cleanest and most impressive public displays of crocodiles in the world. ”
The large variety of orchids, especially the famous Cattleya, which won first prize at the Ninth World Orchid Conference in 1978, helps add to the park-like atmosphere.
Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo located on Petkasem Road at Km.30, Samphran, Nakhon Pathom Province , Thailand . Opened daily from 08.30 until 17.30 hrs.