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“Fun but a little tired” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Catfish Farm

Catfish Farm
Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Ao Nang
Type: Zoos
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fun but a little tired”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This was a little bit of adventure for our kids, fun to explore the pools in the jungle setting but the whole farm needs a bit of TLC. We enjoyed our visit but hope they can do some upgrading soon.

Visited December 2012
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“Mini Adventure and Exploration for my kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

As the lady owner Nina told us, this is a nature park now more than a farm. The catfish had originally been reared for food but the Thais did not like the taste so the owners had converted the place into a park.

It is totally rustic and the only concrete we see is the enclosure for the two small crocodiles. So for city dwellers, don't expect a nicely landscaped park :)

My family spent about 1.5h here, engaged in the following:
- feeding of the various fishes in ponds. We even bought extra fish food at 10baht/pack
- crossing a home-made suspension bridge
- exploring the attic of the museum, climbing up via a narrow staircase. My girls had a great sense of achievement from doing this, overcoming their fear of height and whether the staircase could take their weight
- trying out the home-made mechanism to feed a pig isolated on a small island. It was a pulley system with a basket to transport the food across, and if you are lucky, you will get to see it being fed
- visiting the small enclosure with small ducklings and persian cats
- stopping by at the waterfall which is a good water play area but my kids were not prepared so we did not spend time here. But Nina shared that many Thais will stop by here after their day at the beach to wash off the salt

We also had a nice chat with Nina and met with her two beautiful girls at the end of our visit.

This is really a hand-built park, down to the differing woods used to make the bridges. In fact, I forgot to check with Nina whether the lone map at the entrance is drawn by herself or her girls too :). I had immersed myself, marveling at the effort the owners had put in to build and maintain this place.

A really back-to-basics place worth bringing your kids to, especially if you have a high level of tolerance for mini adventures and risk-taking for them.

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

One of the interesting places we visited. This place though is hard to find as we drove. Children love this place! Giant Catfish are a delight

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Something different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Not actually a farm any more, but a nature park you walk through visiting different ponds and feeding the fish. It is all a little overgrown and in disrepair but still fun. See if you can spot the Arapaima fish.

Visited November 2012
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Ao Nang, Thailand
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“Worth a look”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Catfish Farm is definitely worth checking out for an hour or 2 (or longer). It's not too far out of Ao Nang (about 7 or so minutes) and makes for an interesting and well priced destination.

Visited October 2012
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