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Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo

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Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand
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Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand

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Visit two of Bangkok's most unusual markets safely and easily on this small-group shopping trip. See the “disappearing” Maeklong Railway Market on a working train track, and buy fresh produce from a Thai long-tail boat at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Learn about marketing etiquette and traditions from a guide so you can shop with confidence.
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Sunil761 wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait96 contributions73 helpful votes
We saw few negative reviews about the place, but when we visited we saw that the animals are kept in clean place, well fed and not sedated. Most importantly the Tigers were clean not smelling and relaxed in the big caged areas. The handlers are very friendly although most of them do not speak English. We gave them good tips for their excellent servie. Worth every dollar.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Robin R wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions6 helpful votes
Incredible experience feeding and nursing a fully grown tiger. The animals did not appear to be sedated. Truly an amazing experience.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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scotts-tour wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom54 contributions20 helpful votes
Tiger World and Damnoen Saduak floating market are close to each other and can be combined in the same trip. The entry sign is rather faded, it may be difficult to find on your own, but the local drivers know their way around. I think people's opinions can be rather polarized on these issues, so I will keep my observations factual. I arrived at around 10.30 in the morning, whilst it was still cool, by Thai standards. Inside the collection there are approximately 20 tigers aged between twenty and two and a half years old. When I was there I saw three handlers working around the enclosures. My understanding is these tigers are a mixture of some original rescue tigers and ones that have been breed in captivity. The tigers appeared as healthy alert and active. The ones I saw all moved freely and comfortably. I'd paid 1200 THB to spend some time with a juvenile tiger approx 2 1/2 years old. Before entering the enclosure, approximately the size of a tennis court, may larger, I was asked to remove my shoes and socks (bio security). I was escorted by the three handlers, I have to say this was very comforting. What followed seemed to be (for the tiger) a familiar routine and progressed form task to task happily. First part was to sit on my lap whilst I fed it with a milk bottle. The beast weighs in at around 100 kilos so maybe it had out grown this part of the routine. Next lie on a dias whilst stroked it's hip. All the time I was getting clear guidance from the handlers who would explain the model my part in the routine before I stepped in for the photos. We changed position and location within the enclosure a number of times. The whole experience was around ten minutes. Ten minutes I'll treasure for the rest of my life. Opinion There are approximately 200 tigers left in the wild in Thailand and are listed as endangered. It's difficult see the tiger's position with a fast developing economy. In an ideal world the tigers should roam freely without being threatened by man or being a threat to man. It's an uncomfortable compromise to see the wildest of animals in captivity. However there was nothing in this establishment that gave me concern for the animals physical or mental well being. It's very easy to impose a western point of view on the world, without understanding the local language and culture. The questions I asked were well answered within the ability of the staff of the establishment. I wish I spoke some Thai. I think an explanation of the history of the animals and maybe the wider status of the tiger in Thailand and Indochina would help the visitor experience.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Sharlinhms wrote a review Nov 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia202 contributions57 helpful votes
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A little pricey but worth the experience.. it was amazing.. it scares but worth the try.. to be able to feel or touch the tiger.. to be able to photo the tiger side by side.. they look well fed and handsome.. plus obedient..
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Samantha J wrote a review Nov 2019
Austin, Texas31 contributions16 helpful votes
I know l, I know. People say the tigers are drugged. But I was out voted by the group I was traveling with and we went anyways. It was only five minutes from the floating market we went to. We paid 1000thb each to spend time with the large tigers. There were seven tigers in the enclosure at the same time as us. There were four of us, but they only allowed us in in groups of two. The tigers seemed calm but not drugged to me. Although what do I know. The guy who worked there took our phone, told us what to do, where to stand, etc. the pictures turned out amazing. It is scary being in with that big of a creature. But they keep you safe.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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