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Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

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Address: Petkasem Road K.m. 30, Samphran District,, Nakhon Pathom 73110 , Thailand
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The venue is located a little outside of the city center. Getting there and going back can be fastidious because of the heavy traffic. We visited the Elephant show and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christian W
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Samphran as it seemed to be a good place for a day trip out of Bangkok with my children. When we arrived, the staff at the grounds had three elephants in a paddock with chains around their neck like leashes. The mahouts were writing on their heads with chalk, one of them drew around the elephant's eye... More 

Thank carimanola
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food at restaurant:no flavour,not tasty... Animals are just sad(you can see on their faces),they don't have any foods or water inside their small cages! Crocodiles show=20 minutes of taking money of tourists ! Magic show:only the good thing :) Elephant show :it would be great to tell the story in English too ! We were really disappointed about this place... More 

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue is located a little outside of the city center. Getting there and going back can be fastidious because of the heavy traffic. We visited the Elephant show and the Crocodile show. The Elephant show was boring in the beginning because the lengthy explanations couldn’t be understood because of the poor acoustics. The second part of the show is... More 

Thank Christian W
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

The place is good for kids and senior citizen not for couples. I went their with my wife. There are three shows to enjoy. Crocodile wrestling show, magic show and elephant show. The magic show was interesting but the elephant show was bit boring. But the entry fees are very high. 600 Thai bath per person. I think it's too... More 

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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

The crocodile show is loved by young children. The elephant show is loved by all ages and quite informative. Parts of the show is narrated in English. The entry fees however is 5x times higher for tourists, an obvious deterrent to most.

Thank Jacques L
2 reviews
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

ゾウにも乗れたし、トラと写真も撮れたし、色んな体験をすることができて充実したタイ旅行になりました✈️🇹🇭 可愛すぎてずっといたいくらいでした!! When also using the subway and a taxi from Bangkok, I arrived in about 1 hour, so it was easy to go✨✨

Thank つきぎ
Wasilla, Alaska
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Went here after Damnoen Saduak for lunch, then elephant and crocodile show. Lunch is a combination of Thai and Chinese dishes. Elephants showed tricks they were obviously trained to do, which is not their natural instinct. Same for crocodiles. These animals are here to entertain, much like a circus. If you fancy seeing them in their artificial behavior....

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Lipa City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

You will witness live show with crocodiles and entertainers putting their heads inside the crocodile mouth; elephant show with magic show for kids; Buffet Food in the restaurant inside the area is very good.

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Dublin, OH, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I had read past bad reviews but then saw replies from the management that they were improving conditions and making this a more animal/eco friendly place, so we gave it a shot. We really wanted to see elephants and this place was much closer than others. It was not worth it. I feel guilty for having gone. It's more humane... More 

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Reviewed November 27, 2016

All the shows and activities still open and never close. There are more 2 lions from Africa as new member. So cute.

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