Catfish Farm

Catfish Farm, Ao Nang: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Catfish Farm Reviews: 3.5/5

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3.5
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Muttley81
Budapest, Hungary10 contributions
Animal torture!
Jan 2020 • Couples
The place is run down, animals are not being taken care of. Crocodile has no water, literally dying in a very small space, basically a concrete cell. Some years ago there was a second croc, probably died and its skeleton is now in the entrance...

Turtles are barely moving, dried out, barely alive.

Fish are living in very dirty ponds or dying in aquarium never cleaned.

This is basically animal torture! Place should be closed down immeditely and owners never given license again.

Dear Tripadvisor, please report this to the appropriate authority.

Tourists should avoid the place at all costs.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Debbie M
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Authentic Thai jungle experience at the Giant Catfish Farm Ao Nang
Oct 2019 • Family
Visit the Giant Catfish Farm if you are looking for an authentic jungle experience that is positioned around a most glorious clear and clean river with rapids. I was lucky enough to be there for the weekly croc feed - hungry big guy; turtles and tortoises to watch race each other 🤣; a massive Catfish plus his slightly smaller counterparts that you can hand feed - so funny to watch; a crazy pot belly pig and my favourite, a gorgeous little monkey named Rose. The owners (the Matmalai’s) are more than happy to walk you around or let you journey on your own. Mr Matmalai is an artist and is the traditional Thai land owner, having developed the jungle garden with the help of his wife Nina (fluent English and incredible local knowledge). The Matmalai’s are animal advocates and rescuers of other people’s unwanted native and domestic animals (she can’t say no when people drop unwanted and unloved animals to her) as well as land conservationists. On that note...it’s sad to read some inappropriate negative reviews on Tripadvisor that state the animals here are mistreated by being chained or caged - if the reviewers had taken time to ask questions, they would discover that the monkeys are only caged on odd occasions to protect them from other jungle animals - pythons and other monkey intruders that beat and/or kill the local animals. The Matmalai’s love their land and have great respect for the animals that inhabit it.
So if you want a TRULY AUTHENTIC Thai jungle experience, please take the time to visit this amazing jungle garden. But If you want boring/pristine Westernised zoos or parks where OH&S is the main priority - stay in your own city.
Written October 18, 2019
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Mohammed
4 contributions
Waste of time
Sep 2019 • Family
The place is like Texas chain saw massacre. It is creepy and scary with lot of mosquitoes and the crocodile with no water. Just stay away.

Waste of time
Written September 13, 2019
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Jake M
19 contributions
Disgraceful
Sep 2019
This place is probably one of the worst run places I’ve seen!!! Navigating around a jungle with ants in your pants the animals have such small living spaces probably the worst kept animals I’ve seen 😡😡😡the crocodile had no water to go in the turtles are squashed up dehydrated drier than
Gandhi’s flip flops and a Komodo dragon just walking around the place waiting for its next victim would avoid this place at all costs and it should be shut down...... p.s some creepy voodoo stuff going on too
Written September 3, 2019
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Rambletron
Corrimal, Australia5 contributions
One of my favourite experiences
Jul 2019 • Couples
Loved this experience! After doing some of the cliche’d tours, this was raw culture and it was real. Best of all, not thousands of tourists and no farang surcharges. Went in low season, BYO insect repellant. Citronella oil in local shops not nearly enough. PS partner did it in thongs/flip flops
Written July 8, 2019
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Riku K
Ylamylly, Finland16 contributions
Place was ruined
Jan 2019 • Family
We went here with our 1,5year baby boy.. Paths were beaten and bridges were somewhat in lethal condition..I am not sure if the January thunderstorm had anything to do with this but when we got here, it was not good at all. Hope they get this place in good condition sometime soon.
Written January 25, 2019
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Amul M
Uppermill, UK152 contributions
Giant fish hidden mini jungle
Jan 2019 • Couples
We stumbled across this on a day out , it’s like a wild wilderness with lots of fish , take repellant spray , one area contains a huge fish it’s massive and unexpected , there is a crocodile but was in a tiny walled enclosure which was a bit of shame , with a wonder round though
Written January 21, 2019
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Marc H
6 contributions
Rainy day adventure
Dec 2018 • Couples
Quite small jungle route, 5 or 6 pounds of fishes and catfishes. In one of the pounds there is a giant fish, pretty cool. Dont know why the goat is chained up?
Got a crocodile and monkeys (chained). Worst part is the Angry ants arter the croc;) PRO tip: run
Natural Swimmingpool was cool. Takes an hour to Walk around if you’re really slow so dont plan your whole day there. Nice cafés next to the farm.
Written December 10, 2018
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Karolis B
61 contributions
Nice but should be cleaned.
Nov 2018 • Solo
Comment “there is no cats”. WHAT?? Catfish is a type of fish. Or you wanted to see animal with fish body and cats head? Whats wrong with some people.
Super nice host! Interesting to visit and walk around.
Please clean the place and it will attract more people :)
Written November 14, 2018
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Neil T
Lincoln, UK108 contributions
Passing
Nov 2018 • Couples
No cats ... some fish ...

Don't take young children you'll give them nightmares ...

The grumpy pot bellied pig is cool, the giant fish even cooler..

The owner needs to clear the rubbish up, tidy up the place and he could have something quite unique.
Written November 7, 2018
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