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Address: 33/2 Moo 2. Ban Harn Beach | Samui Orchid Resort, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 77 424 017
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Don't go on the pictures

We went to this place at 4 pm as it was close to our hotel. 10 minutes from the hotel. The place looked as it was shut down permanently. We saw the board which told us about the... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2015
Paimann
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Highly recommend a visit! The Tiger Zoo is a must see and 'do' take photos with the baby and adult tigers and remember to see the tiger show and the bird show. Remember to take photos with the birds and parrots too. The aquarium is average but a great highlight is when you feed the turtles and fish, the seal... More 

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Thank Kathy L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

To put it short.... Don't fund this hell for animals. I would give it lower than a 1 star if I could. The tigers were drugged up and distressed as on occasions they would snap at the workers and their spikey sticks. Forced to obey a strict routine of photography with vistors and bottle feeding this is their life, day... More 

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7 Thank Emily S
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Why in this day and age are places like this even allowed???? All animals are not for human entertainment. Disgusting! Miss this place from any map! Shame on you all.

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4 Thank Kaja H
Karachi, Pakistan
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

We went to this place at 4 pm as it was close to our hotel. 10 minutes from the hotel. The place looked as it was shut down permanently. We saw the board which told us about the timings from morning till 2pm. The tickets were expensive for no reason. It was a very typical children type show. No need... More 

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2 Thank Paimann
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

My wife and I were driving around and stumbled upon this sad sad zoo. From the moment we walked in I felt sick to my stomach. The poor hundreds of fish are neglected with concrete floor tanks and really weird aquariums.(zero effort to recreate a natural enviornment) that and in one tank there was a dead turtle...terrible The lions, tigers... More 

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18 Thank Mr-J-B-Silva
Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

The day starts off by being picked up by courtesy bus and taken to the zoo. Got to have our photos taken with a tiger and seal. Lunch was included and then the seal show and bird show after lunch. Had a great day. Others in our group who didn't go were very jealous.

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3 Thank Jane K
maxsamui2, Manager at Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you so much, it's great to read your comment and review.Again thank you again , SARAH. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

I came here to see some of thailands amazing wildlife , but came away shocked at the conditions the animals we're being kept in. The animals were in Small enclosures and looked starved, drugged and unhappy. Considering Tigers are one of the most endangered species now I couldn't see any indication of helping these animals repopulate . Just purely used... More 

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7 Thank 88tjs
maxsamui2, Manager at Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, responded to this review

There are only 2 places for the small area for the tigers. 1. Picture with the tiger area 2.The place for the tigers are waiting for their performance behind the stage.which is a temporary place for them to work with us. Just a couple hours later they will go back to the tiger gardens area. (See the galleries.). Hope you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

The animals looked healthy although they are kept in very small cages. Please pass on this one. Paying them will just keep this place going longer than it should. I am in no way a PETA person but big cats need big places. I wish I would have read a review like this one before I paid to go in.... More 

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8 Thank barney B
maxsamui2, Manager at Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, responded to this review

There are 2 places for the small area for the tigers. 1. picture with a tiger area. We neeed a small area in order to arrange the photo session and for the safety control for the customer and the tigers. 2.the place for the tigers are waiting for their performance behind the stage.A coule hours later after the show they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Today is kids day on samui and the tiger zoo said they was letting kids go inside for free! However when my wife (a thai national) arrived with my two little girls she was told my children are only half thai therefore they had to pay full price of 450 baht each. This policy is racist and we have decided... More 

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Dubai
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Great experience of bad entertainment, but its a total rip off. I wouldn't recommend it for adults who enjoy wild life cause its nothing much in here.

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