Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

About Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

Samphran Elephant Ground Bangkok, spread over 60 acres of land, is a top tourist attraction in Bangkok where you can see Elephants playing soccer and crocodiles wrestling with humans. The zoo promotes conservation and is a habitat of several animals like monkeys, tigers, etc. You can spend your holiday riding elephants, having a buffet lunch, and enjoying the natural gardens at the venue. Samphran Elephant Ground Bangkok is a place for breeding farms of different types of crocodiles, especially those who are endangered species. According toCITES the place has one of the cleanest and most impressive public displays of crocodiles on earth.

Capture some memorable photos with two of the mighty tigers, who act as the star of their habitat in the zoo. The elephant ground in Nakhon Pathom is a suitable holiday spot for families with children, as the different shows that the park offers will make your holiday a productive one. You can admire some scenic views of the tropical gardens, trees, and artificial waterfalls as you explore the place. Besides all this, tourists can embrace the beauty of the orchid farm, and engage in other activities like enjoying freshwater fish and playing in the playground. Relaxing under the shade of banyan trees or visiting newborn elephants and feeding them is one of the most popular activity to engage in here.

Why Book Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo Tickets?

Samphran Elephant Ground Bangkok tickets will give you an adventurous visit to the place, a buffet lunch, and an optional Elephant ride. Book your tickets online with us and get hold of various discounts and combo deals, making your trip a budget friendly experience. The place is a perfect blend of greenery and wildlife, offering the most famous Elephant show in Bangkok. Pre-booking the tickets online will make your holiday smooth and convenient and eliminate long queues outside the spot.

  • Get to know interesting facts and information about different animals through shows and narrations.
  • Enjoy the exciting elephant soccer and crocodile wrestling as you visit this famous zoo in Bangkok.
  • Have traditional Thai food at the Buffet inside the zoo, offering a lot of delicious local dishes in their menu for you to relish upon.
  • Entertain yourself with sports like football, and witness the famous elephant dance. Witness the famous battle of Yutha Hathi, which is performed by professional artists, who ride on the back of these amazing elephants.
  • Admire the beautiful nature in the form of tropical gardens, orchid farms, waterfalls, etc.
  • Stroll around the mini zoo that has several creatures like snakes, monkeys, rabbits, tigers, etc. and get to know about their habitat. You can even click a picture with some of these adorable creatures like tigers..
  • The tickets to Samphran Elephant Ground Bangkok will give you access to the ground, the most exciting elephant show in Bangkok, magic show, crocodile wrestling show, etc.
  • An English-speaking guide will accompany you throughout your visit to the ground.
  • Apart from all this, the ticket price also includes transfers, offering a convenient way to reach your destination, without any hassle.

Shows At Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

Samphran Elephant Ground Bangkok offers many shows for the tourist's entertainment. They have trained elephants and crocodiles to perform exciting stunts, dance for the public, race amongst themselves, etc. Get ready to witness brave humans wrestle with crocodiles in a shallow pond, or experience magic shows with exciting tricks and games performed by professional magicians.

Elephant Show

The place has trained stray elephants to play soccer, paint, and dance. Around 30 intelligent elephants perform the elephant show in Samphran Elephant ground making it the most fun and exciting part of the trip to this zoo. Actors also re-enact the brave war scene "Yutha Hathi" by sitting on the Elephant's back. There are two-time slots for the shows, one from 1:45 to 2:10 PM and the other from 3:30 to 4:00 PM.

Crocodile Wrestling

The crocodile show presents crocodiles who are left to wrestle with humans in a shallow pond in Samphran Elephant Ground Bangkok. The brave crocodile show raises a mix of emotions inside you, including thrill, fear, and fun. People performing the show sometimes put their hands inside the crocodile's jaws while catching them with bare hands. The two-time slots for the show are from 12:45 to 1:05 PM and from 2:20 to 2:40 PM. Children watching the show get to learn the evolution of crocodiles over millions of years from dinosaurs.

Magic Show

Samphran Elephant Ground Bangkok offers exciting magic shows for adults and children by talented magicians and their assistants dressed in glittering attire. The magicians perform famous magic tricks like disappearing and reappearing different things, etc. with their videos being uploaded on the internet as well. These shows have a lasting psychological effect for awakening the childlike wonder in the viewers and is a great entertainment source for all kinds of visitors, exploring Samphran Elephant Ground Bangkok.

Activities In Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

The activities on Samphran Elephant ground Bangkok are enough to take up half your day. The place has exciting, adventurous, and fun activities to offer its visitors. Some of these activities are even related to history, where war scenes have been recreated by the artists. You can even meet up with baby elephants in the mini zoo and feed them their diet food under the zoo’s supervision.

Riding in the Garden

One of the most fun and exciting activities of the place is riding the Elephant in the garden. The ride is full of adventure and thrill and you can also relish the beauty of the orchid farm as you pass through the garden. This activity is the best way to be closest to nature, and children enjoy it much more than adults. You can also visit the beautiful waterfalls of the park while riding on these adorable Elephant's backs.

Photos With Lions

The zoo has grown up and well-fed lions named Thongyib & Thongyod. They are well-trained, and visitors vintage their trip by clicking photos with them to make memories. Since tigers and lions are endangered species, the park promotes their conservation and takes good care of them. While taking photos you will also be explained why these animals are so important to get this kind of care and attention.

Eat at Erawan Buffet Restaurant

You can have delicious cuisines at the Erawan Restaurant after you are tired of roaming around the zoo. The Erawan dining place is spacious, well-decorated, and well-maintained for the comfort of its visitors. You can get a wide variety of local and western cuisines at the Buffet including vegetarian and halal Indian food. Do not miss out on trying the Tradition Thai specialities of the restaurant. All the dishes on the restaurant's menu are unique and served with love.

Know Before You Visit Samphran Elephant Ground

Essential Information
How To Reach


117 Moo 6 Petchkasem Rd, Tha Kham, Samphran District, Nakhon Pathom 73110, Thailand

Show Timings: -

Elephant Show-

Mon to Sat- 13:45, 15:30. And an extra round on Sunday at 11:30.

Crocodile Catcher Show-

Mon-Sat- 12:45, 14:20, and 16:20. On Sundays- 10:30, 12:05, 16:05 and 16:20.

The Magic Show:

1:15 to 1:45 PM and 3:00 to 3:30 PM every day.

Best time to visit: -

The best time to visit the zoo during the day is in the evenings, from 4 PM to 5 PM, as the weather becomes somewhat favorable. An average time duration to roam around the zoo and enjoy all the shows is around 2 hours.

By Bus:Take the 515 (AC) or the 556 (AC) bus from Democracy Monument located in Bangkok to reach Central Salaya. From Central Salaya, book a taxi, and after traveling some time, you will get to Samphran Elephant Ground. This route is one of the fastest and easiest ways to reach Samphran Elephant Ground.

By Taxi/Car:You can book a taxi or drive your vehicle to the zoo as it is just an hour's drive from the Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok. Samphran ground has private parking for such visitors. Traffic may interrupt the time of your reach.

Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo FAQ's

Is there an elephant ride inside Samphran Elephant Ground?

Yes, there is an availability of elephant rides inside Samphran Elephant Ground. The elephant ride timings are from 9 AM to 1 PM from Monday to Saturday. Weekends affect the timings of the ride. On Sundays, you can ride an elephant from 9 AM to 11 AM, offering a beautiful experience to ride the Elephants through the garden and orchid farm.

Are there shopping areas inside Samphran Elephant Ground?

There are no shopping areas inside Samphran Elephant Ground. But there is a river city shopping complex, the nearest shopping complex to the park where you can go via taxi, bus, or ferry.What is the best time to visit Samphran Elephant Ground?The best time to visit Samphran Elephant Ground is between 4 PM to 5 PM, as the weather becomes pleasant and favorable to walk around the zoo in the evening.

Which is the best mode of transport to reach Samphran Elephant Ground?

The best mode of transport to reach Samphran Elephant Ground is by taking a bus from Democracy Monument located in Bangkok to Central Salaya. From Central Salaya, you can book a taxi to get to Samphran Elephant Ground.

What acts do elephants showcase in the Elephant Show?

There are many different acts that elephants present in the Elephant show in Samphran Elephant ground. Around 30 trained elephants play soccer, dance, and perform other stunts on the ground. The show offers cute acts of elephants where they play football and pose in several unnatural positions.

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