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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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impressive shows - but do the animals like it?

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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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 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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 

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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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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 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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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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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was December 31 when we went there so the park was a bit crowded and the weather was humid. We still enjoyed because we had a chance to have our pictures taken with the tigers. The Elephant show was indeed entertaining but I didn't like the Crocodile Wrestling show that much. Maybe because I didn't find crocodiles nice to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We had our buffet lunch here..food is just so so... Taste of most of the dishes are blunt and not as good as I have expected. Nothing much good and interesting to see inside the zoo..nothing much unusual. Crocodile show, I would say, is somehow pathetic. It is not so entertaining for me. The crocodile caretakers are just actually waiting... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's not worth visiting for adults, maybe for kids. The entrance fee is expensive (500 that per person). The alligator show was ok, but not spectacular. My goal in visiting was to ride the elephant which cost additional 500 bhat per person but I quickly changed my mind when I saw the very sharp pick they use to make the... More 

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