Royal Elephant Kraal Pavilion

Royal Elephant Kraal

Situated in the north of the Ayutthaya Historical Park, the Royal Elephant Kraal Pavilion was used as a royal seat for the monarchs to witness the elephant round-up. Elephants were the essential animals for wars and transports in the past, and there were often a round-up ritual gathering wild elephants to be trained for wars and transportation. No longer carried on, the last time the round-up took place was in 1890 to welcome Nicholas II of Russia during his visit to Siam.

Royal Elephant Kraal

Royal Elephant Kraal

Royal Elephant Kraal

Map showing location of  Royal Elephant Kraal Pavilion:

GPS Coordinates: 14.376978, 100.568963

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