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Address: Petkasem Road K.m. 30, Samphran District,, Nakhon Pathom 73110 , Thailand
Phone Number: 66 (0) 2295 2938, 2295 2939
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While not very authentic, it was definitely worth the visit to be able to get close to elephants and tigers

Without addressing the speculations regarding the treatment of the animals, this park was pretty interesting and worth the visit. It is sort of like a hands-on zoo. While you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Hoboken, New Jersey
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Without addressing the speculations regarding the treatment of the animals, this park was pretty interesting and worth the visit. It is sort of like a hands-on zoo. While you aren't really seeing the animals in a natural or traditional setting, it is pretty cool to get close to elephants and tigers. The crocodile show was amusing, but the best part... More 

1 Thank jdimagio5
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you have never fed elephants or danced with monkeys or seen other exotic east Asian animals up close, then you have to come here!

2 Thank Gerald G
Cebu Island, Philippines
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There's nothing special with this place. We had our lunch their as part of a tour. We watched the Elephant Show which was really boring. The Crocodile Show was even worse, they don't even treat the crocodiles properly. You might as well cross this place off your checklist of places to see.

3 Thank annalena730
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

i visited samphran elephant ground & zoo with my friend who wanted to ride an elephant. it is conveniently located an hour by cab outside of bangkok. the elephant and the crocodile shows were exciting just like the elephant ride and a baby elephant was really cute. anyway, i'm not sure whether the animals like the conditions they live and... More 

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Western Norway, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was really a terrible experience. The first thing you see in the park is a tiger tied up, and seemed drugged, only so tourists could take pictures with it (fee) There are also monkeys in tiny cages, and it seemed like they wasnt taken care of at all. The crocodile show was horrible, and we didnt watch it for... More 

1 Thank 180Lola
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

As Asians seeing the Elephant perform was nothing great, as the story line was boaring, also because seeing Elephants is nothing big.Maybe it will interest the Westerners as Elephants are not a common sight. The Crocodiles were even worse.The Crocodile show too was nothing great.Felt sorry for the Crocodiles although I don't like Crocodiles. The Tigers at the entrance looked... More 

1 Thank DilrukshiH
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo is the complete opposite of Samphran Riverside or the Rose Garden. Both cater to tourists as an attraction however one for mass-tourist without any self conscious to animal cruelty and the other to remaining tourists. Ever since the Samphran Elephant opened, the animals were gradually downgraded in their environment. As we can see them now... More 

1 Thank Charn P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

my husband and I thought the shows were cheesy. I mostly went here because it was the closest place to Bangkok for an elephant ride. The elephant ride cost extra money but it was well worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The treatment of animals here brought me to tears. poor conditions, couldnt watch the whole crocodile show, dragging crocodiles around by their tails poking them with sticks I had enough of it after less than 5 minutes. two tigers at the front which appeared to be drugged, malnourished and exhausted. They we're tied up to a wooden floor with extremely... More 

2 Thank Alex_Deegan
Bacolod, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Entrance fee 600B. Upon entering are 2 caged tigers. Immediately you would want to grab your cam and shoot. A little farther in are fenced elephants (adult and baby). You can buy animal food (plantain bananas @ 20B) nearby and feed the elephants while having your pictures taken with them or you can have their official photographer take your picture... More 

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