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Ban Thaplamu | Lamkan Subdistrict, Thai Mueang, Thailand
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The Turtle Conservation Center is responsible for releasing 10000 turtles each year. I am sure tourists can forgive the rather spartan Navy base surroundings for the excellent work they carry out. Wonderful to see so many clearly contented turtles from a month old to some...More

Thank Seatroutfisher-1
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Located at a Thai Naval base, 60 baht entry fee per person. Features several pools of turtles from 1 month to 13+ years old. Provides an opportunity to see turtles up close.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Great to see the work the Thai navy are doing to improve the survival rates of the local turtles. The centre is very basic, no frills, it's for the turtles not the tourists, but if you are not a diver it's a great place to...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

My Husband and I visited the turtle conservation center yesterday and had the place to ourselves, I get the impression it is being renovated to open to tourism a bit more, the tanks are not the biggest or prettiest to look at but the work...More

2  Thank MarieDyson123
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Located on a Thai naval base, don’t be put off by the security. There are lots of turtles but I am not sure they are particularly happy, crammed in rather small tanks seems a little harsh but I guess they are doing their best for...More

Thank Darren99999
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner visited this conservation centre after seeing good reviews on trip advisor. Unfortunately it’s the complete opposite to what the reviews were saying! The centre is located in what looks like a building site, and it’s sad to see the state of...More

4  Thank Angie L
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Centre has a range of turtles from those a week old up until 1 year+. Option to feed some of the older turtles for a small fee. There’s a tank for the injured/sick turtles too. Well worth the money and worth spending 60-90 mins.

1  Thank peachiepagan
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We visited here as part of another trip but it was worth it. A centre that is clearly seeking to raise awareness and protect the local turtles in the area. You can actually feed some of the turtles which the kids should enjoy. There are...More

1  Thank samzac2016
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We took a cab from khao lak to the center , mostly just to do something involving animals. The visit was apriciated by the kids and it was only 30 bat per adult to enter , kids was free of charge. The center has about...More

1  Thank Carl H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We are scuba divers and stopped by to see what they are doing for the marine life. They are breeding and rehabilitating many turtles. If you can afford to donate even a few dollars (50baht) is helpful to them.

1  Thank DaveAndAudrey
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If you are struggling to contact directly then try the travel companies organising the tours. The Sands Hotel in Khao Lak may help.
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