Friday, September 28, 2007

Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo

This zoo is a must-see if you visit bangkok. it's an hour away from bankok by land. our tour guide charged us 1200 bhat for this (PHP1800) and it includes a van and buffet lunch..
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when we got there, we had lunch first since we just came from the temple tours. the elephants were out and you can purchase bananas to feed them! nice! i wanted to do it so badly.. but then our tour guide wanted us to see the crocodile show which started already when we got there =( here are the baby elephants out with some students on a field trip..


The crocodile show was in their native language. but then you still get to enjoy it since the guys did stuff like wrestle the crocs, put their heads inside etc. take a look:



(this is a bad view of one stunt but the guy's head was literally inside the croc's mouth)



(after the show the audience gave the guys some tip)
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after the crocodile show, we went to the see the elephant show. it's the first time i saw elephants playing soccer, doing role plays of going into battle, picking out weeds and pulling logs.. i must say.. sobrang cute nila!! hehe..

then after the show, you can ride them elephants! at an extra cost nga lang.. and you can feed them again.. riding an elephant was one of things i wanted to do ever since.. whenever i see people doing that on tv, naiinggit ako.. the ride was pretty scary for me.. i didnt expect it to be too high and without any safety belt hehe.. just sit on a chair and hold on.. our elephant's name is PON.. i asked our "driver" to just make him walk.. hehe.. baka tumilapon ang lola mo pag tumakbo yun..

after the show, we had our picture taken with huge tigers.. i grabbed one by the tail! hehe...

11 comments:

tweetyb said...

How far is Bangkok from Manila? Is it an hour by plane?

dessa girl said...

hi tweetyb... bangkok is about 3 hours and 15 mins away from manila. they are also delayed 1 hour from our time =)

tweetyb said...

That is too cool :)BTW Is it ok if I link your blog to mine? I just transferred all my blogs (not yet finished)from another site and I still don't have friends...this time it's serious blogging for me teeheehee (^ ^)

maexdae said...

Parang steve irwin! looks fun..wow i didn't know bangkok is that close..nice!

dessa girl said...

hi tweetyb.. you should visit bangkok too. and of course, go right ahead and link me

mae: yep.. acutally, i expected it to be closer like hk. didnt know they had a time difference already from manila..

watson said...

ows hindi ako makapaniwala na sumakay ka ng elephant at hinawakan buntot ng tigre... is this the new daring Dessagirl?

watson said...

Ay may trivia pala ako about Thailand. This is the only country in SouthEast Asia that was never colonized. Hmmm... wala lang.

tweetyb said...

maybe someday, who knows? but first I have to visit Manila muna, kasi I miss Manila na talaga! :) Thanks! I will add you on my site

dessa girl said...

watson: salamat sa trivia ha. oo naman, i'm daring now.. ako actaully yung nakahiga sa harap ng croc tapos nakapasok yung ulo ko. hindi lang obvious

bh said...

you wrestled with elephants, crocs and tigers?

WOW

don't tell me you can cook too...

dessa girl said...

bf: hehe.. sounds far from what i actually did or do.. and i dont cook.. i'd love to learn though.. thanks for dropping by!

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