A few weeks back, we revisited Thailand. The excitement was still there despite the familiarity (of having visited once and the undeniable similarity it shares with Manila).
Because of the floods, there were cars parked along the skyway. We got a glimpse of the Chao Phraya River which was no longer overflowing during our visit. Thank God the waters have subsided already.
First on our list was to try the elephant ride. The Elephant Village is an hour’s drive from Pratunam area (which is basically where the majority of malls are).
The elephant ride was uncomfortable at first—I was paranoid that the elephant would suddenly jerk or whatnot. I had to get over this fear fast because I knew I had to take snaps.
I imagine being thrown off the makeshift bench nestled on the elephant’s body. You’d really feel the heavy steps, which might be a dizzying experience for some. I was fine after a few minutes.
Halfway through the ride, one of our companions’ elephant caretakers got off the animal and suddenly became our official photographer.
Innah was panicking for a moment because the elephant seemed like it was walking aimlessly down the path. There was nothing to fear as we noticed that these lovable creatures know when to take a turn. Whew!
By the way, it was scorching hot that time.
I did not expect this:
If riding an elephant is not your thing, visitors can feed them too.
May I also share that they have clean restrooms? I should’ve taken a photo. All in all, it was an amazing experience.
Up next, our trip to the Floating Market!