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Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

Petkasem Road K.m. 30, Samphran District,, Nakhon Pathom 73110 , Thailand
66 (0) 2295 2938, 2295 2939
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Strandhill, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The treatment of the animals is poor, targeted to posing for framed photos. The show quality is poor, and the food from the food hall made us sick. Expensive park for what is really too many crocodiles is several pools, and a show full of tricks by elephants that have very little space.The elephant rides in the park are pathetic... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After a scenic drive the Samphran elephant ground and zoo is a nice stop,reasonably prized ,very entertaining ,well organized and clean. The treatment of the animals seems very good,the feeding show was too cute and the elephant soccermatch was very entertaining and funny. There is a very clean restaurant with a surprisingly good buffet to refuel before hitting the road... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Before I went on my trip to Thailand I researched places to visit and the Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo was a top priority. My only complaint was that as part of a tour group I didn't get to stay there long enough! We began our visit with a sumptuous buffet brimming with international cuisine before racing off to watch... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Elephant feeding and shows, croc feeding and shows, a history of Siam as told by elephants and a football match between them later plus a few magic shows. This place is fantastic and is a must if you are in Bangkok. I've been a few times, often taking guests who are visiting here. I'd gladly go back if anyone ever... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Not unusual to be charged more for everything in Thailand but this was a bit steep. Nevertheless, one of the better and more organised zoos I have visited, the magic show was also a welcome distraction. The crocodile show was entertaining, even though they could not resist taking extra money if you chose to "donate". Enough refreshments and seating areas... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
71 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Saw the crocs and elephants and tigers. Enjoyed the crocodile show and saw many many crocs. We didn't stay for elephant show but overall it was a good visit. The kids love it

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We joined a group tour booked through our hotel which took us out here on the way to the tiger temple. We arrived just as the crocodile show began... no seating and you have to get in early to stand up against the railing if you want to see anything. also be very careful of pick pockets. Elephant show was... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Just like everything else in Thailand westerners pay much more for entry than Thai nationals. That's just how it works. We focused on the Crocodile Show, Elephant Show, and Magic Show. They must drug the Crocodiles, because the handlers took too many chances of sticking their heads and arms in the Croc mouths without incident. Most daring croc show I... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We visited along with our kids aged 6 and 10 who really enjoyed the shows of elephants and crocodiles. Crocodile shows are thrilling. We had hired a car run by Somjit Duangchara who is very helpful and charges reasonably for entire day. His no. is 0814871710.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Like many other reviewers, I was also appalled by the way the monkeys and tigers were kept / treated. These were not necessary as I am sure most people only come for the Elephants and crocs. There were loads of crocs in different pens / ponds, not being an animal welfare expert, they seem well cared for. I could not... More

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