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Samui Monkey Theatre

Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 6 attractions in Bophut
Type: Zoos
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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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
1 review
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Not much experience you will learn from here.The monkeys are just typical ones that you see anywhere and the show is just not much of fun but that particular monkey was cute

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The monkeys are in very small cages and it was very upsetting to see, you can buy bananas and nuts to feed them but they are uninterested. A local told us that they are aggressive monkeys that have attacked villages and would have been shot/killed if the Monkey Theatre had not rescued. A few of the monkeys are not in... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We like this monkey show very much. We can have a good show and play with the monkey closely. Let's go there to have fun.

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