Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo

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Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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If you looking for the place where you can close up with real tiger( no drugs or sleeping) we are the answer! All tigers are well-look after from The man who recused them from being imported to oversea.
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Sunil761
Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait96 contributions
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.
Written February 4, 2020
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Azhar M
London, UK4 contributions
Family
I was very sceptical when the taxi driver suggested this "NEW" zoo. I can only say this was worth every Baht spent here. Against their advise I bought a tee-shirt to wear BEFORE going in. Wore it, and can say it was a good call as it added to the photos. My guide was ENJOY who spoke good English, was informative and the best part ... she was SUPERB with my Nikon D7100 camera. I managed to get about 100 shots of which at least ten were master pieces.
Being photographed with the baby tigress was scary but easily one of the exhilarating things I have done on a holiday. Generally the tigers seem very lively and not drugged or chained ... which is great if you are trying to photograph. One thing I would advise the owners is that think of people photographing and try to have backgrounds like bushes instead of fences and try to have something other than pillars and concrete floor. To make it more natural looking for photos.
Written December 23, 2013
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Stephen M
Santa Monica, CA2 contributions
Couples
If I could give this place 10 stars, I would. I am a cat and animal lover and have heard bad things about tiger zoos, but the tigers here seem extremely happy and playful. While I'm no expert, I didn't see any evidence that drugs were used and I'd be very surprised if they were. The owner, his son, and the employees here seem to truly care for the tigers. The owner started this tiger zoo after he lived with a tiger in his home and the government made him move it to a zoo. He has photos and videos of him raising the tigers with love from cubs, and cuddling with the adult tigers as he protects the cubs during feeding. I've never met someone who seems to love tigers so much, and it shows in the happiness of the animals there and how friendly the employees and owner are.

For about $50, I got to feed a young adult tiger and a baby tiger, and got pictures with both (I chose not to pay the extra ~$12 to feed meat to an adult tiger). I also got a few minutes of playtime with the baby cub. It was pretty amazing and well worth the money. I got literally hundreds of photos, and the employees did not skimp on the amount of time I got to spend with each tiger. In fact, since I was the last person there before they closed, they were happy to give me lots of extra time playing with each tiger for free. I ended up running around a large enclosure with a young tiger for about 10 minutes, which was a once in a lifetime experience.

So, this place is great! Definitely go here instead of the other tiger temples where people say the tigers are unhappy and drugged.
Written August 31, 2014
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Brenno_s
London, UK5 contributions
My wife and I just arrived back to our hotel in Bangkok, and I must say we have had a great day.

The Tiger Zoo was an amazing experience. Both my wife and I got up close and personal with both the large cats and the 6 month old cats.

Firstly, you should know that all tigers at the zoo are not drugged, they have not had their teeth cut, they have not had their claws removed, all raised in family / human environment and no chains are used whatsoever....for us another good aspect was that there were no crowds. It's a one-on-one experience.

I would go back again.

COSTS:
- Feed milk 800 - small bottle (takes a few minutes).. depends on how fast the cub drinks.

- Feed meat 800 ( through cage) - They gave us 5 ckicken breasts on a fork.

- Milk and meat 1200.

- Picture with Big Cat 1000 (solo) - took 15 - 20 min. We took at least 50 pictures all in different positions

- 15min milk and play with baby tiger 1200 (we payed for one, and they divided into two bottle for us, which was nice). We played and feed for a good 20 min. And were not rushed even though some else was waiting. We took about 100 pictures

*note. Packaging items works out cheaper.

I would recommend this to anyone that wants to see real Bengal Tigers up close.

We were also lucky enough to chat with the owner, and we accompanied him as he walked around greeting the larger cats, and were able to ask lots of questions about the breeding program. It was nice to hear that they ensure the breed standards are maintained and that crossbreeding does not occur.

I was happy to leave a donation, and am looking forward to going back in a few years to see how the Zoo develops.

Lastly, regarding the 4 lowest negative reviews. I personally think you have no idea or concept of value for money. If you felt ripped off, I suggest you should have stay in your hotel.

This really is on of the best travel experiences I have had in years.
Written December 16, 2014
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Peter C
Providence, RI12 contributions
Couples
We went on our honeymoon. We combined this zoo with a half day tour of the floating market. The market and our tour guide were awesome. This "zoo" was a bit reprehensible. The Tigers (about 12 of them), stay caged or roam around a caged in area about the size of a 1/4 of a football field. There were 3 full grown tigers enclosed in a space with nothing but half burnt grass that wasn't even big enough to keep a husky content. Many of the mid sized Tigers were just in kennels, while the 4 cubs were kept inside for feeding. In our opinion it was nothing but someone's backyard business. In the States this would be shut down and the owner would be in jail for years. The cubs were cute, but not worth the feeling of knowing what their life had in store for them. I have friends with bigger places for their dogs to play and roam. If you do the Bangkok Tours I recommend doing something else with the second part of your tour for sure...unless you morally don't care.
Written July 6, 2015
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KenBVCT
Frimley, UK1 contribution
Couples
Forget any thoughts of conservation this was purely a money making concern with tigers packed in concrete cages, cubs being passed around as if they were stuffed animals and what they done to the crocodiles was unbelievable. What we saw is banned in most countries but not in Thialand - shame on you Thialand. Please dont visit this awful place I wish we haven't.
Written February 24, 2015
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Tommy H
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We were headed to the Tiger Temple but traffic was horrendous so our hired driver suggested we visit this place since it was enroute to the floating market. We go up to the desk and I tell the attendant we want one feeding to which she responds if you do not buy a feeding which starts out at 800THB or $25 US, you cannot enter. I can tell you now we visited one of the best zoos in the world in Omaha Nebraska and tickets were less than that. Oh I forgot to mention the feeding lasts about 1 to 2 minutes. I have learned after 3 days in to beware of friendly people because in the end you going to take it in the pocket.
Written November 29, 2014
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Smartyonline
Warwickshire, UK19 contributions
Couples
We had researched this place before we booked and compared it to the Tiger Temple. It doesn't take long to figure out (if you have an ounce of humanity) that you shouldn't visit the Tiger Temple. Unless you think it's ok to support people drugging fully grown tigers just for the selfish tourist to get a photo. This place is completely different. It is very basic and quite new BUT (and he's the important bit) they REALLY care for their animals. They have tigers of all ages here. We we lucky enough to have 15 minutes each with a cub that was about 6 months old. We could feed it milk but only after being shown how to do this safely. This playful cub, was anything but drugged. It was full of life and extremely healthy. We'd booked this through another tour where we did also did the Damnoen Floating market. Good value and most of all it was lovely to see healthy Tigers full of life just being tigers.
PLEASE people, there is another way than sitting next to a full grown tiger, chained up and drugged up just for you to get your photo. Think about it . I would 100% recommend this place.
Written January 3, 2015
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Rob H
Atlanta, GA8 contributions
This was the second tiger experience we have done it Thailand, and our favorite of the two. The animals are treated with dignity and respect and have room to roam. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout and I felt like we got more than our money's worth.
We did this trip as a day trip from Bangkok in conjuction with the floating market. Get there via a minibus taken from victory monument for 90 baht a person. Ask for the one to the DS floating market
Written November 20, 2014
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Cheryl.Travels
2 contributions
Family
We made the mistake of letting down our guard and our value for the humane treatment of animals. We got excited thinking about touching and taking photos with majestic tigers, and we were told that this was a tiger sanctuary. IT IS NOT A SANCTUARY!! It is a dismal place, with tigers bred in captivity for the profit of the owner whose Mercedes Benzsits outside of this run down, dirt and horrible place!!!! As soo as we got inside and saw the tigers pacing in tiny concrete enclosures, all around 3 grass petting pens, we were so sad. My daughter burst into tears and wanted to leave. The workers thought she was scared, and when I told them that she felt bad for the conditions the tigers were living in, they brought a woman over to tell us that “It’s ok, they aren’t in chains and we feed them everyday”. When I asked her where the tigers came from, she said that they were all born there (which she seemed to think was a good thing). So apparently, the owner “rescued” some tigers from the pet trade 20 years ago, and began breeding them for profit, sells them to zoos, and forces them to live in terrible conditions, so tourists can take photos with them!!! He doesn’t even care to maintain the place - it’s filthy, stinky and a horrible place to imagine these enormous and beautiful cats living every minute of their life there! PLEASE DON’T GO!!! We lost $90 to learn...save your money and your conscience!!
Written July 7, 2019
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