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Samui Monkey Theatre

Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Bophut
Type: Zoos
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Glasgow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This is the most awful animal sanctuary I have ever come across in my life. We walked in and walked right back out again. It was incredibly sad to see animals chained up by there necks, enclosures with wire floors, eagles in tiny cages, and large iguanas chained up by there tails. Such an awful experience, even an ounce of... More

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went to this show with our son. There were many monkeys, chained. My son enjoyed the place (he is only a toddler), but the show was very overpriced, boring. Older kids won't enjoy it. Also, the monkey was sick, was coughing. Did not feel comfortable around him. Do not recommend any one.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

the kids will love it,as you can get up close with the monkeys,show is ok,may leave the adults a bit bored but my children loved it and the staff are very nice, a bit hard to find

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I strongly advise not to go and think this place should be shut down. The 'show' lasted about 15 min which was probably just as well as couldn't have watched the farce for any longer than that...felt sorry for all the monkeys chained up with thick metal rings round their necks. My 8year old daughter was quite upset watching it.... More

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This place is pretty bare-bones, a few huts and cages scattered about a fenced in area dotted with coconut trees (for training the macaques). A sign said that there were "shows" at 2pm and 4pm for 200B per adult, however no shows were being held, and no one was there besides us. But this was all well and good, because... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

This was part of a tour we went on and I have to say it was one of the most uncomfortable 2(ish) hours we have ever been on. We were told we would see monkeys and elephants but assured that it wasn't cruel, it was a type of sanctuary. To see these zombie-fide animals supposedly being looked after instead of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I regret seeing this these primates should be free in the jungle no matter how "aggressive" they say they are they are natures wild animals and should be roam free not locked up in a cage with chain around their neck forcing them to perform. The only to shut these kinds of shows down is to not go or rebut... More

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Odessa, Ukraine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

There is nothing there worth to see. Show itself is not performance i would advice to my friends. Few years ago, when my son was 4 years old, he liked that show, last december he was 8 and disliked it. Will never come back there again.

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Don't appreciate seeing native animals not in their natural environment. Prefer to see them living free.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

How anyone can enjoy watching these animals being forced to perform and chained up is beyond me - hopefully this form of entertainment will die out soon..

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