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“mistreated elephant as tourist attraction” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dino Park Mini Golf

Dino Park Mini Golf
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dino Park Mini-Golf, the must visit attraction in Phuket, offers 18 holes miniature golf in a special atmosphere where natural environment is combined with high tech effects, active volcanoes, gentle streams, prehistoric caves and authentic scale replicas of prehistoric creatures. Each hole blends with the theme and features a different exiting view of the prehistoric world.
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“mistreated elephant as tourist attraction”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant serves a "tourist attraction" that made me very sad and
angry. They present a baby elephant in front of the restaurant to feed and take photos with. It is well known, that those animals are badly mistreated and you can see clearly that this elephant is in very poor condition. He lives - as the staff told us - in a very small enclosure and has no outlet. In the evenings he has to stand in front of the bar to earn his food, on daytimes he serves as attraction beside the minigolf course.
Additionally in a few months he will be too strong and big to be presented like this and most likely he will then be used for elephant riding which is also animal cruelty.

The only way to stop these criminal negotiations is to stop giving money to the responsibles. So please make use of your right to choose: don't eat at the restaurant, tell them your opinion and AT LEAST DO NOT TAKE PHOTOS OR FEED THE ELEPHANT FOR MONEY!

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Keith, South Australia, Australia
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“The Dino Park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

The dino park is like straight out of the Flintstones. Really nice place to stop and have a drink and a rest.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

So much fun for anyone of any age, i highly recommend. We went at night and it was really cool, definitely recommend!

Visited July 2014
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great night out apart from the distressed baby elephant outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to visit and a fantastic mini golf. Good value and lovely suroundings. Just a pitty the managemnt allow a small baby elephant to be used outside as an attraction. This is right next to a busy main road and the poor thing was very aggitated by the scooters passing by only inches away. The mini golf was great and sells itself and i would recommend it but the baby elephant doesnt need to be there!

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun cheap family fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Best played at night as lit up, well priced. Restaurant quite expensive for drinks / food (in terms of local prices anyway!). Great for younger kids.

Visited June 2014
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