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“excellent animal park in bangkok” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Safari World

Safari World
99 Panyaintra Road (Soi Ramindra 109) | Samwatawantok, Bangkok 10510 , Thailand
662-9144100-19
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Bangkok Safari World Zoo and Marine Park
Ranked #83 of 459 Activities in Bangkok
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Adventure
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: On the outskirts of Bangkok, Safari World offers a drive-through range for seeing by car or one of the park’s coaches. Animal shows including a marine park, orangutan boxing and a cowboy stunt display are held daily.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Munich
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“excellent animal park in bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

i have never been to a park with so many
intresting shows to see!! like dolphin show
bird show and stunt show.one of my favorite
show is the elephant show!!i would really like
to recommend it to everyone.for what i have seen
they look very healthy and are being taken care of
very well.

when you go to bangkok, remember to visit
this place.

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“Please do not visit this place!!!!!!!!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

Hi everybody

Please do not visit the safari world park! The animals are treated horribly!
BOS (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation), found out that they illegaly smuggle wild orang utans from the malaysian woods . They hit and abuse the animals to get them trained for their sick shows. Tiger babys live in tiny crates, where at one point in time, they all go mentally ill.
I know, the shows might be funny for kids, but there is no reason to let animals suffer for a short laugh. And kids shall learn to treat them with respect and see them in Zoo's where they live in a natural environment. So please, please do not go to this place! More information on BOS you can find on following website: www.savetheorangutan.org.uk

Thank you!

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“This was an awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

This is hands down my favorite place in Bangkok. My husband and I were told it was mainly for kids but we gave it a shot anyway and we were very pleased that we did. I don't know what kind of zoos the person who said this was the worst they'd ever been to have been going to, but it is definitely not a terrible zoo, in fact it is a thousand times better than the awful Beijing zoo.

This is really more than a zoo, because they have lots of shows that you can watch, they have an open zoo that you can drive through and be really close to wild animals, they are not overpriced at all ( the beverages, snacks, souvenirs etc. are all fairly priced) and it gave you more of the feeling of adventure than a zoo would.

I would recommend this to anyone with kids, anyone who loves animals, anyone who is looking for something fun to do and/or anyone in Bangkok who has become tired with temples and shopping. It is really quite an experience and should not be passed up.

Some things that really need to be done are feeding the tiger cub, feeding the giraffes, driving through the safari part, the orang utan show and mini world.

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“Enjoyable experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2008

Once you arrive at the Safari World (which is indeed quite far from the city) and minutes of initial anxiety about where to start and how to cover all it has to offer, you realize it is incredibly organized. I was there with my four year old son and we both enjoyed the experience. Do note that-

(a) March is already oppressive in terms of weather. It does interfere with the visit. I will try to visit the Safari World before Feb.

(b) Do not take an organized tour. There is no need. The Safari World is incredibly organized though the website (www.safariworld.com) offers next to nothing in terms of helpful information and has not been updated since 2006.

(c) It has exceptionally clean toilets.

Here is my take -

Safari World comprises of a theme park with attractions and an open zoo. This information is hardly available until you arrive and figure out. The attractions include several shows the main one's are (a) Urang Utan Show (b) Sea Lion Show (c) Dolphin Show (d) Elephant show and (e) Bird Show, and at least two non-animal attractions (i) jungle cruise and (ii) spywar. The jungle cruise is more like a poor man's disneyland with animal models than animals and the spywar is quite out of place in an otherwise location dominated by animals. In addition the SAFARI TERRACE is a great viewing gallery where you can actually feed giraffes, and the jungle walk is a fine experience through nature.

The shows are of a specific time and seem to occur only once a day, however there is plenty of time and little conflict between them. Since the shows start around 10 am and do not repeat, it is important arrive close to opening time (9 am).

Once you exit the theme park, route # 5 (coupons are available at the main reception for 20 Baht) takes you on a 40 minute tour through the open zoo. While one could do the zoo between visiting the attractions in the theme park (this includes Safari Park and Marine Park but they are in the same location and all within few minutes of walking from each other), it is advisable to finish the open zoo early if you want young travelers to remain sufficiently interested.

If you are traveling in your own car, the open zoo allows you to travel around in your own car. It is quite an experience as well since you can see lions, tigers, bears, rhinos, zebras, Gaurs all at very close proximity. It is surprising that they do not insist on any safety precaution (except for signboards that say lions are dangerous) and equally surprising that they seem unconcerned about all the carbon emissions. I would like them to introduce electric vehicles as soon as possible.

In summary, do not panic that no one tells you what to do at the Safari World. The ticket costs 750 Baht and does not include the following which is recommended -

(a) 300 Baht - feeding the tiger cub and photo included. A lovely experience to hold a 2 month cub that is teeming with energy, children love it

(b) 40 Baht - feeding the giraffe without photo.

The Jungle Cruise is 200 Baht and is again optionaly.

By the way, the SAFARI WORLD has no restrictions on photography or video graphy. Very tourist friendly.

The Urang Utan show is hilarious and must see if you are traveling with children. Again it usually is at 10 am so be early enough. Perhaps there are more shows later in the day but I did not check about that.

By the way you could also choose only to go to the open zoo and not the theme park and it is cheaper but it is a wholesome experience to get a 750 Baht ticket and savour the entire park.

At 10 am they do have a lion feeding but not sure it is recommended for young travelers. I skipped it myself.

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“My favorite attraction in Bangkok.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

I LOVED safari world!!! The only other time I've been able to get that close to animals is on safari.

I enjoy watching animals and animal behaviour, and enjoyed the part where you drive through the enclosures immensly. Unfortunately I was running short on time and so did not get to visit the rest of the park, but just to drive through was worth the trip.

Not sure what the previous poster was concerned about, but the animals in the part I saw looked healthy, and the enclosures were far bigger than in most zoos I've visited.

The bathrooms are clean (they've even won prizes).

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